The Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Regulations update - Dogs on moving vehicles

22 days ago

The Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Regulations 2018 took effect 1 October 2018. 

Extract:
Section 15. Dogs on moving vehicles

Dogs transported unsecured on the back of trucks, utes, and trailers can fall off or hang off the side, suffering severe injuries.

You’ll be OK when travelling on a public road if your dog is:

- secured in a cage or crate, or
- tied up safely when it's on the back.

If you use a rope or leash, it must:

- allow the dog to stand and lie down in a natural position
- prevent the dog from getting its legs over the side of the 
vehicle.

Otherwise, you and the owner of the vehicle can be fined $300.

Farm dogs can be loose on a vehicle, including on public roads, when they are actively working.

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