26. Every animal must have ready access to quality water in a quantity sufficient to meet the animal’s daily needs.
The water needs of an animal belonging to a species whose natural distribution range is typically situated in a desert climate may also be met by the availability of water-rich food that suits its species.
Ice is not a source of quality water. However, snow may be a source of quality water for an animal housed in an animal keeping facility located outside a building if snow
(1) is abundant;
(2) is mostly not compacted; and
(3) is not contaminated by excrements, urine, litter or toxic substances.