responsible ownership

responsible ownership

the motto for the companion animal owner of this decade. Includes avoidance of cruelty and discomfort, preservation of the animal's dignity, prevention of disease, optimum nutrition and shelter and some consideration for what are the animal's pleasures. It also includes the avoidance of nuisance to other animals and people.
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Registration of quad bikes is carried out voluntarily through the DVLA, but the Labour MSP has called for the Scottish Government to take a more hands-on approach and actively promote responsible ownership and selling.
improve the well-being of animals; promote responsible ownership of animals and raise awareness of animal welfare responsibilities; assist in progressing good animal management practices; provide a platform from where closer cooperation between these organisations and the Animal Welfare and Promotion Services Directorate (AWPSD) within the Parliamentary Secretariat for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights can be developed and fostered; strengthen the network of animal welfare treatment, quality of care and rehabilitation services to the community, and provide improved animal welfare facilities; and enhance the provision of community education and similar programmes, including the development of necessary material regarding animal welfare and care.
The Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) has simplified the system of obtaining provisional licenses to own and possess firearms (LTOPF) to boost responsible ownership and reduce the number of loose guns.
Vets and animal shelters will be able to trace stray and abandoned dogs back to their original breeder, hopefully stemming poor breeding practices and encouraging responsible ownership.
That being the case, the emphasis should be on exercise of responsible ownership and safety in the use of firearms.
Ultimately this is a question of responsible ownership and people should be certain before buying a horse, that they are able to look after it and have adequate provision for grazing and stabling.
We have worked with wardens from Castlereagh and Belfast and we are helping promote responsible ownership.
Spaying and neutering animals, as well as keeping their identification up to date, and following Qatar's licensing laws are part of responsible ownership, PAL further notes.
Simon, who - tongue-incheek - thinks he has more than a passing resemblance to Tintin, hopes Cosmo will top the poll and said: "The competition is a fun way to bring the very serious issues of dog welfare and responsible ownership to the fore.
Royal Mail said they were not anti–dogs, Royal Mail said they were not anti–dogs, but support responsible ownership.
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