Recent Developments in Animal Law in Kazakhstan
This note follows up on our survey of animal law in Kazakhstan published in the Global Journal of Animal Law in 2013. The last five years in Kazakhstan have been particularly fruitful in terms of legislative innovations in animal law, with about 100 new legal acts. The sectors which were most affected are regulations about agricultural animals and regulations about companion animals. Some new legal acts concern animals in general. This increase in legislation is connected with Kazakhstan’s membership in the WTO and in the Eurasian Economic Union, and with a qualitative leap in animal protection activism.