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Act amending Act on indoor keeping of pregnant sows and gilts (No. 83 of 2014).

Type of law

The Act partly amends Act No. 255 with regard to the keeping of pregnant sows and gilts. The title is amended from "pregnant sows and gilts" to "gilts, dry pregnant sows", it now implements provisions implementing parts of Council Directive 2008/120/EC of 18 December 2008 laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs (codified version) Official Journal 2009, L 47, page 5 and inserts regulations whereby pigs must be freed from four weeks of age and gilts shall be transferred to a barn or sheds for mating. Some animals that are aggressive, have been attacked by other pigs or are sick or injured, may temporarily be kept in individual and separate encounters.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2015. Articles 1, 6 (gilts before mating to be kept in groups of fewer than six animals kept in encounters not smaller than 2.4 mt.) and 10 shall enter into force on 1 January 2035 (for the keeping of gilts and dry pregnant sows).
Publication reference
Provisions of articles 7 and 10 of Act No. 255 apply to mentioned encounters/buildings in section 2, No. 1-3 until 1 January 2025.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Lov om aedring af lov om indendoers hold af draegtige soeer og gylte.