Pets & Animals

Introduction

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has issued the Code of Animal Welfare for pet owners on 15 Jun 2017. It specifies the minimum standards on animal housing, management and care which pet owners are expected to comply with.

 The issuance of the Code of Animal Welfare (for Pet Owners) follows the issuance of the Code of Animal Welfare (for Pet Industry) in Oct 2016. Both Codes were drafted and submitted to AVA by the Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration Committee (MSCC), which is chaired by Mr Alex Yam (Member of Parliament for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC). The Committee was formed in October 2013 to serve as a platform for stakeholders to share their views, build up mutual understanding on animal welfare, and to enhance collaborative efforts in promoting animal welfare in Singapore. The MSCC comprises representatives from Members of Parliament, the community, animal welfare groups, the pet industry, the veterinary profession and the AVA. While formulating the Code, the MSCC took into consideration the varied interests of the various stakeholder groups represented in the Committee, and also the views of the wider public.

Resources

The Code is made available in the form of a booklet and infographics. Copies of the booklets and infographics can also be obtained from veterinary clinics, pet businesses, animal welfare groups, public libraries and at AVA’s responsible pet ownership and community events.

Code of Animal Welfare (for Pet Owners) handbook:
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Mandarin
Malay
Tamil

Infographic:
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Mandarin
Malay
Tamil

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