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Important novelties in Austrian animal welfare legislation as of 1/4/16

2017.01.22

AUTHOR: Martina Pluda, Mag. iur., LLB. oec. Master in Animal Law and Society (4th Ed.), Head of Programmes (AT) Vier Pfoten – Stiftung für Tierschutz.

TITLE: Important novelties in Austrian animal welfare legislation as of 1/4/16

PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center, January 2017.

ABSTRACT:

As of April 1, 2016 two important changes in the Austrian animal welfare legislation have entered into force: firstly, mandatory castration has been extended to all cats living in rural areas and secondly, a ban for the sale of wild animals at fairs has been issued.


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