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RSPCA Policy GP2 Animal welfare legislation

2.1RSPCA Australia advocates for strong and effective animal welfare legislation that reflects contemporary scientific knowledge and community expectations.
2.2Animal welfare legislation must recognise the sentience of animals and impose a positive duty of care on all people who have animals in their care.
2.3RSPCA Australia advocates for state, territory and federal governments to dedicate sufficient funding and resources to ensure the timely and effective review, implementation and enforcement of animal welfare legislation.

(adopted 15/06/2020)

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