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Animal health and welfare
Proposals for a new animal health and welfare framework in Wales

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THE Welsh Government is inviting views on its proposed approach for developing a new framework for animal health and welfare in Wales. It is also asking for opinions on its draft strategic outcomes for animal health and welfare in Wales, and the data needed to support them.

In a consultation document published on March 3, the Welsh Government explains that it made a commitment to develop an Animal Health and Welfare Strategy for Wales as part of its Programme for Government. Its strategy will succeed the current Great Britain Animal Health and Welfare Strategy, which was published in 2004 and comes to an end this year.

In a foreword to the document, Alun Davies, the Welsh minister for natural resources and food, says that the consultation represents the first stage of a longer process that aims to ensure that the right framework is in place by July this year.

Draft strategic outcomes

The five draft strategic …

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