A model of animal welfare legislation?

World Animal Net's Model Animal Welfare has been published. The authors propose that it can be used as a guide and information source for any countries seeking to introduce or improve their animal welfare legislation. 
 
In addition to providing the text of the Model Act, additional information is available for viewing which includes, for example, commentary setting out the underlying rationale (including a brief overview of the current animal welfare policy environment) and full explanatory notes which incorporate: reasons for the suggested approaches selected, and alternative options; recommendations for policy and enforcement mechanisms; advice on potential pitfalls; and guidance on the content needed in implementing regulations.