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Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (S.S.I. No. 442 of 2000).

Type of law
Regulation
Source

Abstract
The Regulations apply to all animals kept for farming purposes (subject to certain limited exceptions) (reg. 2). Regulation 3(1) lays down the general principle that owners and keepers of animals kept for farming purposes must all take reasonable steps to ensure the welfare of animals in their care and to prevent them any unnecessary pain, suffering or injury. This principle applies to all animals (including fish, reptiles and amphibians). The Regulations also provide for general requirements which apply in the case of all farmed animals (other than fish, reptiles and amphibians) (reg. 3(2) and Schedule 1) and for sets of specific additional requirements which apply in the case of keeping specified animals (regs. 4 to 9). Regulation 11 provides for the service of enforcement notices requiring action to be taken to deal with any breach of the Regulations and regulation 12 provides that an authorized person may take with him a person authorized by the European Commission for the purpose of enforcing Community legislation. Schedule 1 provides for general requirements that apply to all farmed animals (other than fish, reptiles and amphibians). Schedule 2 re-enacts the provisions of Schedule 1 to the 1994 Regulations, subject to modification if the requirements are already contained in the new general conditions in Schedule 1 to these Regulations. Schedules 3, 5 and 7 re-enact paragraphs 7 to 11 of Schedule 4 to the 1994 Regulations without amendment. Schedule 4 re-enacts the provisions of Schedule 2 of the 1994 Regulations subject to amendments required to implement Council Directive 97/2/EC and Commission Decision 97/182/EC.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
Coming into force on 15 December 2000.
Notes
Made under section 2 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968.
Repealed
Yes
Source language

English

Legislation status
repealed
Legislation Amendment
No