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Act on the keeping of horses (No. 472 of 2014).

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The Act sets regulations for the correct keeping of horses, destined to technical and scientific studies carried out under the supervision of the Animal Experiments Inspectorate. Keeping of these animals shall adhere to rules concerning stables' proper layout (size, areas etc.) and feeding of horses. The Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries establishes rules related to the required written communication form which shall now be electronically and the use of certain IT systems (digital formats, digital signature etc.). Regulations derogating from the signature requirements shall be prescribed in a way that appeals for personal signature cannot be waived for certain documents (articles 32b-d).
The Act contains 12 Chapters: Scope, definitions (1); Stables (2): The design of stables (3); Access (4); Food and water (5); Monitoring (6); Commissioning and training (7); Care and labeling (8); Education (9); Compensation and insurance (9a); Administrative regulations (10); Duty to digital notification (10a); Injunctions and penalties (11); Entry into force and transitional provisions (12).
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om hold af heste.
Repealed by