Rules and Regulations Governing Livestock Welfare


250-RICR-40-05-5 INACTIVE RULE

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Title 250 Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 40 Agriculture and Resource Marketing
Subchapter 05 Animal Health
Part 5 Rules and Regulations Governing Livestock Welfare
Type of Filing Adoption
Regulation Status Inactive View Active Rule
Effective 12/13/2016 to 12/13/2016

Regulation Authority :

42-17.1-2(19), 42-17.1-4 (3), 4-26-5 (1), 4-26-5 (3) and 4-26-3(7)

Purpose and Reason :

The proposed regulations will establish minimum housing and care standards for livestock animals, consistent with the recommendation received by the Department from the Rhode Island Livestock and Welfare Standards Advisory Council. These proposed rules and regulations will serve as guidance for animal caretakers as well as a means of enforcement to ensure that livestock species are being properly cared for. In response to comments, clarifications were made regarding euthanasia, poultry handling, provision of water, and acceptable management of fly strike in lambs.

There are no electronic rulemaking documents for rules filed prior to August 14, 2018. For rulemaking documents for rules filed prior to this date, please contact the appropriate agency's Rules Coordinator.