The act was originally meant to protect the owners of dogs and cats form theft.
The act expanded to protecting all warm blooded mammals.
The laboratory animals need to be kept at better standards this means better enrichment for primates, exercise for dogs and thinking about the animals when testing on them.
If an animal is in a shelter it has to be there for at least five days before being put to a research facility.
When talking about animals this limits to exclude birds and rats.
They have banned putting knives, gaffes or any other sharp objects onto birds legs when fighting.
Dogs that have been brought over from the united states need to be at least six months old, healthy, and have had all vaccinations that they can have.
The animal welfare act excludes owners who have a certain income which is less than the substantial portion, with licences required.