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Animal Welfare Charter

Animal Welfare Charter

Stroud District Council supports the view that all animals have the right to a life free from cruel treatment and unnecessary suffering.

The Council recognises that animals are capable of feeling, capable of enjoying a state of well being and
equally capable of suffering and therefore considers animals have the right to five basic needs:

  • The need for a suitable environment
  • The need for a suitable diet
  • The need to be able to exhibit normal behaviour patterns
  • The need to be housed with, or apart from, other animals
  • The need to be protected from pain, suffering, injury and disease

Our Animal Welfare Charter outlines key areas where we can make a significant impact as a responsible and representative public body through our decision-making processes, business operations, procurement practices, and influence.


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