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Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Act came into force on 6th April 2007.

The new Act enables local authorities to intervene before an animal actually suffers as not only is it against the law to be cruel to an animal, but the Act makes owners and keepers responsible for ensuring that the welfare needs of their animals are met.

 

Bedford Borough Environmental Health & Trading Standards Service has a responsibility for enforcing this legislation to prevent unnecessary suffering to farm animals and livestock and for legislation covering the welfare of animals being transported.

 

The welfare of companion animals is the responsibility of Bedford Borough Council and the RSPCA.

 

For more information about this act, please contact DEFRA HELPLINE on 08459 335577 or visit their website ww2.DEFRA.gov.uk.

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Environment

Here you will find information on environmental and planning issues. This section provides a wealth of information including details on how to make or enquire about a planning application, rubbish, waste and recycling information.

 


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