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.