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Animal welfare

Animal welfare means the individual protection of every animal, whether it is wild or in human care. It is a question of animal welfare, the protection of animals during transport and slaughter.

An important pillar of animal welfare is voluntary animal welfare work. In particular, animal welfare associations are to be mentioned here. The majority of animal welfare associations belong to the umbrella association of the German Animal Welfare Association and operate an animal shelter or an animal reception centre. Citizens also have the opportunity to place their pet in an animal boarding house during a holiday or illness.

Veterinarians of the competent body carry out regular and priority monitoring and investigate complaints and notifications of animal welfare violations. They initiate fine proceedings or impose conditions on those responsible in order to remedy maladministration.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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