Animal welfare conditions that are contrary to animal protection; notification

According to the Animal Welfare Act, animals must be housed and cared for in a manner appropriate to their species. It is especially forbidden to torture animals or to kill them without reasonable cause. If you observe such violations, you should report it.


Please contact the competent district authority if you have any information about conditions in which farm or domestic animals are kept that are not in accordance with animal welfare regulations.

Give as much information as possible about the place, time, nature and course of the incident. List the animals involved and the pain, suffering or harm inflicted upon them. If known, list the persons or witnesses involved. Your information will be verified by the county administrative authority.


Prerequisites are:

  • You have observed a relevant incident.
  • You have a reasonable suspicion.




  • none

Status: 20.08.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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