slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Motseki Hlatshwayo Department of Agriculture

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 8

Motseki Hlatshwayo Department of Agriculture - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 71 Views
  • Uploaded on

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

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Motseki Hlatshwayo Department of Agriculture' - verity


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

Animal Welfare issues as pertains to the Environmental Protection lawsBriefing of the Joint Constitutional Review Committee

Motseki Hlatshwayo

Department of Agriculture

introduction
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
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
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
ANIMALS
  • 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
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
ACTIVITIES
  • Codes of Good Practice/Guidelines needed for the following activities:
    • 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
STAKEHOLDERS
  • NSPCA
  • LWCC
  • Industry (all commodities)
  • DEAT, DOJ & CD, SAPS
  • ARC & Universities
  • Other Animal Welfare Organizations
  • SAVC
  • PDoAs, PDoEAs
ad