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Animal Welfare Issues as Pertains to the Environmental Protection

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Animal Welfare issues as pertains to
the Environmental Protection laws
Briefing of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee
Motseki Hlatshwayo
Department of Agriculture
INTRODUCTION
• Domestic animals have played important role in:
– social, cultural, economic & agricultural history of SA
– as providers of food, fibre, draught power, for
recreational purposes, for cultural & ceremonial
purposes, for research purposes, as working animals
(guide dogs, sheep dogs, security dogs etc.) & as
pets
• Caring for these animals (animal welfare) not
only makes economic sense as far as
management is concerned, but it is becoming a
key factor in trade & animal health protocols
INTRODUCTION (CONT’D)
• To be in a position give long-term assurances
both locally & internationally we need a culture
of caring for our animal resources
– supported by realistic & appropriate policy
– effective legislation & regulation
• DoA is currently developing capacity in Animal
Welfare (Care)
– to facilitate the development of a culture of caring
through a framework that includes guidelines, norms
& standards that take cognizance of the socio
economic and socio cultural role & multiple uses of
animals in South Africa.
ANIMAL WELFARE IN SA
• The welfare of animals in SA is regulated by 2
pieces of legislation
– Animals Protection Act, 1962 (Act No. 71 of 1962)
– Performing Animals Protection Act, 1935 (Act No. 24
of 1935)
• A third legislation, the Societies for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (Act No.
169 of 1993) governs the organization &
management of the NSPCA & has no other
application
ANIMALS
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Animals used for breeding & production
Animals used for agricultural & other research
Draught animals
Working animals (Sheep dogs)
Security animals
Animals used for sport & recreation
Game animals used for farming purposes
Companion & captive animals
Zoo & performing animals
DoA POSITION
• Having assumed the responsibility for animal
welfare, DoA reviewed the SA welfare status &
the following action points were identified:
– Need for a general policy focusing on the welfare of
animals
– Specific guidelines/ codes/norms & standards to
monitor & control the multitude of activities involving
animals (to also include activities of animal welfare
organizations)
– A National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee
(AWAC)
– One animal welfare Act
ACTIVITIES
• Codes of Good Practice/Guidelines needed for the
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Animal housing & handling facilities
Management practices (dehorning, castration, etc.)
Transport of animals
Feedlots & slaughter
Sporting activities
Working animals (Draught, sheep dogs, etc.)
Animal pounds
Farm animal welfare organizations & inspectors
The care of animals used for research
Establishment & management of kennels
Captive animals
Companion animals/pets
STAKEHOLDERS
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NSPCA
LWCC
Industry (all commodities)
DEAT, DOJ & CD, SAPS
ARC & Universities
Other Animal Welfare Organizations
SAVC
PDoAs, PDoEAs
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