Protection of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Act, 1984

Care and welfare of animals to which Act applies.

3.—(1) The Minister may by regulations make such provision as regards the care and welfare of animals to which this Act applies as he thinks fit, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing regulations under this section may in particular include—

(a) provisions for ensuring the provision for such animals of a proper supply of food and water;

(b) for the purpose of ensuring that, having regard to their physiological and ethological needs, there is as regards such animals adequate space for their free movement or other needs, provisions specifying the housing space to be provided in relation to them;

(c) provisions with respect to the dimensions and layout of housing for such animals, the materials to be used in constructing any such housing and the facilities by way of lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, regulating the level of humidity, air circulation, drainage, water supply or otherwise to be provided in connection with any such housing.

(2) Regulations under this section may—

(a) apply in general to animals to which this Act applies or to a particular class or description of such animals,

(b) contain such incidental, supplementary and consequential provisions as appear to the Minister to be necessary for the purposes of the regulations.