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Hållande av lama och alpacka i Sverige: Vilka djurskyddskrav bör ställas?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Keeping of llamas and alpacas in Sweden- What animal welfare requirements should be required

Keeping llama and alpaca have become increasingly common in Sweden, which makes it interesting to look into which animal welfare requirements should be made when these animals are kept for purposes other than public exhibition. This report is based on a field trip to an alpaca farm, an interview with a zoo and a survey sent to the 21 county administrative boards in Sweden. 16 county administrative boards answered the questionnaire, giving a response rate of 76%. The two regulations that mentions these animals are made for zoo’s (Statens jordbruksverks föreskrifter om djurhållning i djurparker m.m.; SJVFS 2009:92) and circuses (Djurskyddsmyndighetens föreskrifter och allmänna råd om djurhållning vid cirkusar DFS 2007:3). The 16 county administrative boards that answered the questionnaire use somewhat different parts of the regulations. Keeping these animals in Sweden is still uncommon, but the study shows that in 2010 the county administrations knows about 40 alpacaherds and about 20 llamaherds, which is about twice as many as those known to the authorities in 2007. 10 herds had been controlled by the different country administrative boards and the most common complaint were too small pastures, insufficient stables and lack of feeding. Many of the county administration boards think that the two applicable regulations are unclear and difficult to apply to llamas and alpacas that aren’t kept in zoo’s or circuses. Existing requirements are incomplete and complicated.

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2010. , 58 p.
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-35421OAI: diva2:344165

Available from: 2010-08-18 Created: 2010-08-18 Last updated: 2010-08-18Bibliographically approved

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