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Animal Health and Welfare Strategy for Great Britain

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The Strategy aims to improve the health and welfare of kept animals and protect the public from animal diseases.

The Animal Health and Welfare Strategy for Great Britain was launched in June 2004. The 10-year Strategy:

  • acknowledges the need to take a more strategic approach to the management of activities undertaken by Government and others; and   
  • highlights the importance of a partnership approach.

The Strategy aims to improve:

  • the health and welfare of kept animals;  
  • protect the public from animal diseases; and  
  • protect the economic and social well being of people and the environment

It sets out a vision for animal health and welfare in Great Britain, showing where we want to be in 2014.  This is a strong challenge for everyone involved and the Strategy contains important guiding principles showing what needs to be done.

Wales Animal Health & Welfare Strategy Steering Group

The Animal Health and Welfare Strategy for Great Britain was launched in June 2004.  The Animal Health and Welfare Strategy Steering Group was set up in October 2004.  It was requested by the Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside, to oversee the implementation of the strategy in Wales.

For more information about the Steering Group, including the minutes of their meetings, click on the link to the right of the screen.

Tuberculosis (TB) Action Group

As part of mainstreaming our approach to the disease, the responsibilities of the former Wales TB Action Group have now been assumed by the Animal Health and Welfare Strategy Steering Group. Countryside Council for Wales, Young Farmers' Clubs Cymru and Wales Environment Link join the Steering Group for TB specific meetings in order to ensure all organisations once represented on the Wales TB Action Group continue to participate in TB related discussions.