This Code is a guide for all people responsible for the welfare or management of camels, with the aim of achieving humane husbandry throughout all types of camel enterprises.
Behavioural, anatomical and physiological needs of camels are considered in this code.
The basic requirements covered for the welfare of camels are:
- Water, food and air to maintain good health
- Social contact with other camels, with sufficient individual clean, dry space to stand, walk freely, lie down, escape aggressors, stretch and groom
- Protection from predation, disease, adverse effects of climate extremes or unseasonable changes in weather conditions, and unnecessary, unreasonable or unjustifiable pain, suffering and injury
- Provision of a supply of common salt, and reasonable precautions against the effects of natural disaster