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Animal Improvement Act, 1998

21 November 2003

The the main objects of the Animal Improvement Act 62 of 1998 are to provide for the breeding, identification and utilisation of genetically superior animals in order to improve the production and performance of animals in the interest of the Republic, and to provide for matters connected therewith.

The Animal Improvement Act entered into force on 21 November 2003.

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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