Last Thursday, the Walloon Government has definitively adopted the Animal Welfare Code. The Walloon Parliament must now decide on the text
The Walloon Code of Animal Welfare (12 chapters; 109 articles) aims to ensure the protection and welfare of animals, taking into account their physiological and ethological needs, as well as their roles in society and the environment.
The Code mainly deals with: the detention of animals; the prohibited practices and authorized interventions on animals; animal trade; transport and introduction of animals in Wallonia; the killing of animals; Animal experimentation; control, research, detection, prosecution, punishment and remedies for animal welfare offenses. (french)