Helping to Ensure Animal Health and Welfare
As a Local Authority we have a duty:
- To protect the welfare of animals at farms, in transit and at markets/gatherings
- To prevent, control and eradicate animal diseases
- To ensure that animal movements can be traced to safeguard human and animal health from transmitted disease.
Animal Health and Welfare Inspectors make regular visits to farms, abattoirs, markets/gatherings etc, to ensure compliance with the law and to educate and advise the local agricultural community.