Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011


Specific welfare standards.

7.— (1) A person who keeps, trades in, transports, breeds, rears, trains, races or courses a greyhound shall ensure that—

( a) the greyhound is kept at all times in accommodation that is suitable as respects construction, size of quarters, number of occupants, exercise facilities, temperature, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness,

( b) the greyhound is adequately supplied with suitable food, drink, and bedding material,

( c) the greyhound is adequately exercised,

( d) the greyhound is inspected at suitable intervals regarding its welfare,

( e) all reasonable measures are taken to prevent and control the spread among greyhounds of infections and contagious diseases, and

( f) appropriate measures are taken for the protection of the greyhound in case of fire or other emergency.

(2) A person shall, for the purposes of this section, keep such records as may be prescribed and shall make them available for inspection by a welfare officer at the request of the welfare officer.

(3) Records to which subsection (2) applies shall be in such form as may be prescribed.