458. Functions relating to cruelty to animals and similar matters.

Enactments relating to the protection of animals from suffering, disease and cruelty restrict and control the manner of performance of operations on animals, and impose duties on veterinary surgeons1.

Veterinary inspectors may be appointed to inspect dairy cattle2. A local authority may authorise a veterinary surgeon to enter and inspect premises used as riding establishments, examine horses found on them, and make a report3, and may authorise its officers or a veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner to inspect pet shops