Goat legislation

Germany: General legislation through the German ‘Order on the Protection of Animals and the Keeping of Production Animals’ (Tierschutz-Nutztierhaltungsverordnung); no specific regulations for goat husbandry. Recommendations given by the Association of Veterinarians for Animal Protection (Tierärztliche Vereinigung für Tierschutz, TVT)

Austria: Austrian ‘Federal Act on the Protection of Animals’ (Tierhaltungsverordnung), detailed regulations for goat husbandry in  Appendix 4

Switzerland: Swiss ‘Animal Welfare Ordinance’ (Tierschutzverordnung, TSchV: Art. 55 and 56), appendix with a table listing pen dimensions (Appendix 1 Table 5), and other goat-specific regulations in the ‘Ordinance of the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office on Housing of Livestock and Pets’ (Haus- und Nutztierverordnung: Art. 5, 6, 7, 8, 30, Appendix 2 Table 3)

General: ‘The European Commission’s Guidelines for Goat Husbandry’  (Europaratsempfehlungen zur Ziegenhaltung)


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