Federal Act on the Protection of Animals (Animal Protection Act)
Entered into force:
1 Jan. 2005
Civil Code of Austria
§ 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.”
BGBl. I Nr. 111/2013, Federal Constitutional Law on sustainability and animal welfare
Preamb. §2: "The Republic of Austria (federal, provincial and municipal) is committed to animal welfare."
Constitution of the State of Salzburg
Respect, protection and responsibility
"the respect and the protection of animals as fellow creatures of man as well as the responsibility towards creatures"
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