Make sure you aren’t breaking the law: take your pet to the vet

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All pet owners have a legal responsibility to provide for specific needs, to ensure that animals under their care are happy and healthy. If owners do not fulfill their legal responsibilities to care for animals properly, they are breaking the law. The defense of ignorance isn’t a relieving factor, either, in this case.

Key Takeaways:

  • The 2006 Animal Welfare Acts of England and Wales, and Scotland consolidated and replaced more than twenty pieces of outdated, increasingly irrelevant legislation.
  • Every pet owner has a legal responsibility to provide for these specific needs, to ensure that animals under human care are as happy and healthy as possible.
  • Vets spend their working lives dealing with the public and their pets, and they have a good understanding of the real life welfare issues affecting the UK’s pet population.

“Every pet owner has a legal responsibility to provide for these specific needs, to ensure that animals under human care are as happy and healthy as possible.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/pets/news-features/make-sure-you-arent-breaking-the-law-take-your-pet-to-the-vet/

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