Animal welfare - It's your duty to care
'Animal welfare' means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. Good animal welfare requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter/killing. Animal welfare refers to the state of the animal; the treatment that an animal receives is covered by other terms such as animal care, animal husbandry, and humane treatment.
[OIE (World Organization for Animal Health).Chapter 7.1. Introduction to the recommendations for animal welfare. Terrestrial Animal Health Code 2010.]
'Duty of Care' is an obligation for people to take reasonable measures to protect the welfare of any animals that their activities may impact upon.