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Order No. 1365 on commercial trade of livestock.

Type of law

The purpose of this Order is to set rules on the keeping and breeding of animals in a commercial setting. It includes guidelines on animal area/space arrangements, receipt of unhealthy livestock, and acceptable treatment of animals kept in captivity (feeding, hygiene, resting, climate/temperature of internal and external captivity areas, consideration of dangerous/aggressive animals etc.). Animal facilities also describe any area as aquariums, terrariums, cages, fences and the like designed for livestock. Non-compliance with art. 7-27, 28 (sect. 1) art. 29 (sect. 1 or 2) art. 30, shall be punished with fine or imprisonment for a maximum of four months unless a higher penalty is warranted under other legislation.
The Order consists of 5 Chapters and 1 Appendix: Scope and definitions (1); Application and arrangement of space/area (2); Keeping and breeding animals (3); Staff (4); Penalty and entry into force (5).
Appendix 1 - Species prohibited by article 8 (dangerous species, causing fear or difficult to keep in an animal welfare-friendly manner).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
1 January 2016.
Implementing Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om erhvervsm ssig handel med dyr.