1. Legislation relating to animals.

The animals title is concerned with the law relating principally to the keeping, health and welfare (including conservation) of animals1.

In law the term 'animals' includes all living organisms belonging to the animal kingdom, except human beings. However, when it is employed in statute, the term is commonly defined to have a more restricted meaning. There is no comprehensive statutory definition of the term 'animals', and it is variously defined for the purposes of particular Acts2. Accordingly, the range of creatures which it embraces may vary greatly, depending upon the legislative context3. The more general meaning is used throughout this