Animal inspection powers decentralised to councils

in News · 07-02-2019 10:47:00 · 0 Comments
Animal inspection powers decentralised to councils

A bill that came into effect last week will give power to local authorities to authorise pet care centres and animal accommodation, as well as home-inspections for dangerous dogs and places where dangerous animal are bred.

The new legislation sees the powers being decentralised from central government to councils regarding a host of animal-related affairs.

Among others, municipal vets will be responsible for authorising multiple pets being kept in buildings, while Mayors are responsible for overseeing butchers and the meat sold there from.


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