The Department recognises that an overarching and integrated approach to animal health and welfare is required, and has worked closely with a sub group of the Animal Health and Welfare Stakeholder Forum, comprising industry, veterinary and animal welfare representatives, to develop its proposals for the Framework. The aim is to provide a vision for animal health and welfare based on five outcomes, agreed and delivered in partnership between Government and stakeholders. It is proposed that an annual delivery plan will be produced, and a new mechanism for monitoring and reporting introduced. The suggested lifespan of the Framework is 10 years.
You can view and respond to this consultation online on Citizen Space at: https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/daera-animal-health-and-welfare-policy-division/ni-animal-health-and-welfare-strategic-framework. If you are unable to respond online, copies of the consultation can be made available on request or in alternative formats and written responses will also be accepted. Contact: Animal Health Strategy & TSE Branch, First Floor, Ballykelly House, 111 Ballykelly Road, Ballykelly, Limavady BT49 9HP, telephone 028 7744 2104 or e-mail - AHWframework@daera-ni.gov.uk.