Defining animal health and welfare : consultation on the draft Animal Health Bill 2010
The purpose of this paper is to provide commentary and analysis on the Draft
Animal Health Bill 2010 as part of the consultation process organised by
DEFRA. The Bill has four parts and six schedules and it proposes radical
changes in the regulation of animal health, building on the main primary
legislation, the Animal Health Act 1981. The major change is in the
introduction of a new Animal Health Organisation (AHO) responsible for
animal health policy and related functions.