A brief history of animal welfare legislation in the UK 1822-20091822: The Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act - the worlds firs...
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  1. 1. A brief history of animal welfare legislation in the UK 1822-20091822: The Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act - the worlds first parliamentarylegislation for the welfare of animals - bans the torture and abuse ofcows and sheep, on pain of a £5 fine.1824: The RSPCA is founded.1860: The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is established.1911: The Protection of Animals Act is passed. Those who fail to careproperly for domestic or captive animals can be prosecuted.1951: The Pet Animals Act is passed, required all pet shops to beregistered with local authorities, and forbidding the sale of pets atmarkets and on the streets.1960: The Abandonment of Animals Act makes it illegal to abandon ananimal "in circumstances likely to cause the animal any unnecessarysuffering".1973: The Breeding of Dogs Act is approved, obliging all breeders toregister with their local authority.1999: Amendments to the Breeding of Dogs Act set limits on mating,and require breeding and trading records to be kept.2006: The Animal Welfare Act is passed. Owners are now responsiblefor ensuring all their animals needs are met.2007: The mutilation of dogs by tail docking is banned, with a fewexceptions for certain breeds.2009: Defra launches the Welfare of Dogs code.

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