(1) The main objects of this Act are to recognise that—
(a) animals are sentient beings that are able to subjectively feel and perceive the world around them; and
(b) animals have intrinsic value and deserve to be treated with compassion and have a quality of life that reflects their intrinsic value; and
(c) people have a duty to care for the physical and mental welfare of animals.
(2) This is to be achieved particularly by—
(a) promoting and protecting the welfare of animals; and
(b) providing for the proper and humane care, management and treatment of animals; and
(c) deterring and preventing animal cruelty and the abuse and neglect of animals; and
(d) enforcing laws about the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c).