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Schleswig-Holstein

Animal welfare

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Animal welfare means protecting the life and well-being of animals, regardless of whether they live in the wild or are kept in human care.

The veterinarians at the veterinary office carry out regular and focused inspections of facilities and businesses where animals are kept or bred and investigate complaints and reports of animal welfare violations, including in private households.

Another area is ensuring animal welfare during transportation (animal transport) or slaughter (including domestic slaughter).

If necessary, the competent authorities initiate proceedings to impose fines or impose conditions on those responsible in order to eliminate abuses.


Who should I contact?

To the districts or independent cities (veterinary offices/official veterinarians).

In the case of violations in the area of private animal husbandry, to the municipal, local or city administration (formerly: public order office).

Legal basis

Animal Welfare Act (TierSchG).

What else should I know?

Further information on the subject of animal welfare can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the districts or independent cities (veterinary offices/official veterinarians).

In the case of violations in the area of private animal husbandry, to the municipal, local or city administration (formerly: public order office).

Legal basis

Animal Welfare Act (TierSchG).

What else should I know?

Further information on the subject of animal welfare can be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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