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Animal Health and Welfare

The Local Authority has formal links with the Department of Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Link to External Website in enforcing national legislation governing the health and welfare of farm animals.  This includes responding to complaints of neglect or ill treatment of livestock on farms, during transport, at markets, etc.

If you wish to make a complaint about the above please complete the online complaints form.

The identification and registration schemes that are in place to control animal movements are also overseen by the Local Authority, along with the issuing of animal movement licences for on farm movements and movement to slaughter.

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