Animal Welfare Act
Entered into force:
1 sept 2008
Animal Welfare Ordinance
Swiss Civil Code
Art. 641a :
1- Animals are not objects.
2- Where no special provisions exist for animals, they are subject to the provisions governing objects.
Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation
"2. The Confederation shall legislate on the use of reproductive and genetic material from animals, plants and other organisms. In doing so, it shall take account of the dignity of living beings as well as the safety of human beings, animals and the environment, and shall protect the genetic diversity of animal and plant species."
Constitution of the Republic and Canton of Geneva
"Hunting mammals and birds is prohibited. The official measures regulating wildlife are reserved."
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