Animal Welfare Act 1999
New Zealand Parliament
  • (a) to reform the law relating to the welfare of animals and the prevention of their ill-treatment; and, in particular,—
    (i) to require owners of animals, and persons in charge of animals, to attend properly to the welfare of those animals:
    (ii) to specify conduct that is or is not permissible in relation to any animal or class of animals:
    (iii) to provide a process for approving the use of animals in research, testing, and teaching:
    (iv) to establish a National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee and a National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee:
    (v) to provide for the development and issue of codes of welfare and the approval of codes of ethical conduct:
    (b) to repeal the Animals Protection Act 1960
Royal assent14 October 1999
Commenced1 January 2000
Animals Protection Act 1960
Amended by
Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2010
Related legislation
Search and Surveillance Act 2012
Status: Current legislation

The Animal Welfare Act 1999 is a current Act of Parliament in New Zealand. It is administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Animal Welfare Act 1999 No 142 (as at 01 October 2012), Public Act – New Zealand Legislation". Parliamentary Counsel Office. Retrieved 22 January 2013.

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