The Online Public Engagement was kept active for 21 days on the DVS Research server from 13 August till 3 September 2012. The feedback website was automatically terminated at 6am on 3rd September

Structure of Questionnaire

The questionnaire was structured according to the Parts and Sections of the draft Bill -

Parts Title No of Sections
II The Animal Welfare Board 6
III Licensing and Registration 15
IV Promotion of Welfare 5
V Prevention of Harm 5
VI Animals in Distress 1
VII Enforcement Powers 18
VIII Post Conviction Powers 8
IX General Penalties and Offences 5
X General 3

The online feedback had 63 questions which were formatted as Yes/No answers. At the end of each Part, the respondents were allowed to type in their comments regarding the part of the Bill concerned.