Article 9 of the Animal Protection Act (2018) is on the requirements for the transporter for animal transportation, and more specific rules are regulated in Measures for the Administration of Animal Transportation (2020) including providing animals with freestanding or lying space, and avoiding mutual harassment and attacking between animals. “Those who transport cattle or sheep for more than twelve hours, or transport pigs or other animals for more than eight hours, should provide drinking water,” and “those who transport animals for more than 24 hours should provide food.” (Measures, Article 9) “When the animals are unloaded from the means of transport to the mooring yard or transfer station during transportation, they should be moored for at least five hours and rest before being loaded and transported by means of transport or containers with clean and fresh bedding.” (Measures, Article 10) Specific rules for certain species of “economic animals” are regulated in an attached document including pig, cow, sheep, chicken, duck, goose, and turkey.
The Statute on Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Diseases (2019) provides the basic regulation for prevention, inspection, and quarantine for animal diseases. The original document “Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Domestic Animal Diseases” was promulgated in 1967, and the name was re-denominated as “Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Diseases” in 1996. Amendments to this document were made twelve times from 2000 to 2019, and the latest was in December 2019.
The term “prevention and control” refers to “prevention, inspection, and quarantine, etc.” (Article 3). Animals such as “bovines, water buffaloes, horses, mules, donkeys, camels, sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, dogs, cats, fowls, turkeys, ducks, geese, eels, prawns, tilapia, milkfish, salmons, trout, and other animals as specified by the central competent authority” (Article 4) are covered under this statute.
The owners and keepers of animals or the person in charge of the transportation shall “report to the animal health inspection authorities when their animals are suffering, or suspected of suffering from infectious animal diseases, or when their animals die of unknown causes.” (Article 12) “When the owners dispose of the carcasses by themselves the ways must be burning, burying or disinfection. Selling and the arbitrary disposal of carcasses from the death of illness are prohibited.” (Article 12)
Enforcement Rules of Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Diseases (2009) was promulgated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1972. The revised versions of Enforcement Rules of Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Diseases were promulgated by the Council of Agriculture in 1997 and 2002. Several Articles were amended in 2000 (Articles 42 and 43, and deletion of Article 9), 2001 (Article 19), 2009 (Articles 18, 20, 21 and 22, and deletion of Article 9).
The burning or burial of the remains of animals or commodities was regulated in Article 11, including the requirements for burning and burial site selection, methods, environmental standards, and disinfection. “Burning or burial […] should be conducted in places far away from residences, sources of drinking water, river, and roads, and be inaccessible by animals.” (Article 11)
Chapter 4 provides the detailed regulation on export/import and quarantine. (Article 14-30).
Veterinary Drugs Control Act (2016) was promulgated in 1971 and amended and promulgated five times from 2002 to 2016. “This Act is enacted to improve the quality of veterinary drugs, to enhance animal health, and to foster a robust livestock industry.” (Article 1) This Act regulates the requirements and limitation of “new drug,” “counterfeit veterinary drug,” “banned veterinary drug,” and “substandard veterinary drug,” the conduct of “veterinary drug manufacturer” and “veterinary drug dealer,” and the requirements on the license, label, package, and seal of approval. Article 32-3 sets the limitation on using preparations or drugs on animals or in animal feed by animal farmers (of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture) and feed manufacturers.