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  • To identify ways in which the welfare of farm animals can be further improved and to prioritise areas requiring attention.


  • At the request of the Minister/Department, to consider and advise on proposals for EU and national legislation relating to farm animals.


  • To consider ways of increasing public awareness and development and dissemination of information relating to welfare of farm animals at home and abroad.


  • To provide any other advice relevant to the welfare of farm animals as the Minister may seek from time to time.