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Duty of a person responsible for an animal to ensure welfare
A person commits an offence if he does not take such steps as are reasonable in all the circumstances to ensure that the needs of an animal for which he is responsible are met to the extent required by good practice.
The intention of this Act is to promote good animal welfare and respect for animals.
§ 3. General requirement regarding the treatment of animals Animals have an intrinsic value which is irrespective of the usable value they may have for man. Animals shall be treated well and be protected from danger of unnecessary stress and strains