Animal laws at national level - Austria
(anti-cruelty, protection and welfare)

Austria

 

Federal Act on the Protection of Animals (Animal Protection Act)

Bundesgesetz über den Schutz der Tiere (Tierschutzgesetz – TSchG), BGBL. I Nr. 118/2004

Adopted in:

2004


Entered into force:

1 Jan. 2005


 

Civil Code of Austria

Provision:

§ 285 a: “Animals are not things; they are protected by special laws.
The provisions in force for the things apply to animals only if no contrary regulation exists.”
(unofficial translation)


 

BGBl. I Nr. 111/2013, Federal Constitutional Law on sustainability and animal welfare

Principle:

Animal welfare


Provision:

Preamb. §2: "The Republic of Austria (federal, provincial and municipal) is committed to animal welfare."
(unofficial translation)


 

Constitution of the State of Salzburg

Principle:

Respect, protection and responsibility


Provision:

Art.9 (6):
"the respect and the protection of animals as fellow creatures of man as well as the responsibility towards creatures"
(unofficial translation)


 

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