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Animal Care Australia Inc

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“Animal Care Australia (ACA) is the Peak Animal Welfare Body representing keepers and breeders of pet and companion animals in Australia”. ACA encourages continued development of animal welfare standards and Codes of Practice for animal husbandry, breeding, training, sale and sporting exhibitions for a wide range of animal species. Our goal is to promote and encourage high standards in all interactions with the animals in our care. To encourage responsible pet ownership, and the respectful treatment of all animals in our community ACA continues to promote welfare education over regulation. Right across Australia there are hundreds of community-based animal groups. These groups are the real animal welfare experts and we represent them in addition to individual pet & animal owners. ACA Objectives * To represent Animal Care Groups as the peak animal welfare body * To engage and advise Government and legislators on welfare issues relating to pets and companion animals. * To protect the rights of ethical hobbyists & animal keepers to breed and keep pets and companion animals. * To clarify the difference between animal rights, animal protection and animal welfare * To promote higher animal welfare outcomes