Welfare of Livestock Regulations 1994
The Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007
The Regulations, made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, consolidate and amend a number of farm animal related Regulations, including specific provisions for laying hens, pigs and calves. The Regulations ban conventional battery cages from being built or used for the first time in preparation for the ban on their use in 2012.
The Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations 1995
These Regulations implement Council Directive 93/119/EEC that regulates the handling of animals to prevent unnecessary suffering during the slaughter process.
The Animal Health Act 2002
The Act has two main purposes. The first is to provide additional powers to tackle Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and for these powers to be extendable to other animal diseases by order. The second is to provide additional powers to deal with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in sheep. The Act also makes a number of amendments to the enforcement provisions of the Animal Health Act 1981.