Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep Public Consultation is now closed
The draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep will create improved and nationally consistent rules for sheep care and management for all sheep farming enterprises in Australia.
The associated Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) identifies the costs and benefits for protecting the welfare of sheep, and demonstrates the need for the sheep welfare standards.
We sought views from interested parties about how the:
Documents and discussion papers
The following documents made available were:
The discussion papers below explain the basis for making decisions about key welfare issues for sheep. The papers include the relevant standards and guidelines for each topic and follow a uniform structure that allows for easy appraisal of the issues including the decision making framework, a review of science and a comparison of national organisational and international policies and positions.
Click here for background information about the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Sheep.
The consultation process
Public consultation ran from 7 March until 5 August 2013.
Views were sought from a range of people and organisations interested in the welfare of sheep.
For more information on the public consultation, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Making a submission
Submissions could be made via email, fax or post and/or by completing the online survey.
Where possible it was preferred respondents submit written comments electronically.
Page Updated: 5 August 2013