Animal welfare action plan – draft now available for public consultation

Animal welfare matters. It’s important to animals; and it’s important to the Victorian community, the Government, our animal industries and the Victorian economy.

That’s why we are developing a five-year action plan — Improving the Welfare of Animals in Victoria.

The Action Plan will build on Victoria’s existing strong reputation for animal welfare and identify the future direction for animal welfare in this State.

Animal welfare is a shared responsibility and we can improve the welfare of animals in Victoria by using a collaborative approach.

We want Victorians to help shape the future for animal welfare in Victoria.

You can Have Your Say by providing feedback on the Draft Action Plan. The public consultation period is running until 11 October 2016.


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