HC Deb 16 March 1994 vol 239 cc669-70W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the statutes concerning the welfare of captive animals in terms of(a) circuses, (b) zoos, (c) pet shops, (d) breeding establishments, (e) kennels, (f) residential homes and (g) other.

Mr. Charles Wardle

The Protection of Animals Act 1911, as subsequently amended, governs the welfare of all captive and domestic animals. The following statutes provide additional safeguards in the individual sectors mentioned:

The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 regulates the keeping of such creatures in the home. Other principal animal welfare statutes are: