Animal Welfare Codes and Standards
Codes of Animal Welfare and Codes of Recommendations and Minimum Standards are central to the ongoing practice of animal care in New Zealand. They establish best practices to ensure high standards of animal care, while also outlining the minimum acceptable standards of care required, but are flexible enough to be modified and improved as community expectations, scientific knowledge and technical advances allow. They are accessible at

Animal Welfare Act 1999
A guide to the Animal Welfare Act 1999 can be accessed at