The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 211
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 29/06/2019
 
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Scottish Statutory Instruments

Animals

Made

11 th June 2019

Coming into force

29 th June 2019

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 26 and 51(2) of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 26(5) of that Act, the Scottish Ministers have consulted such persons appearing to them to represent relevant interests, and such other persons, as they consider appropriate.

In accordance with section 51(3) of that Act(2) , a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

Citation and commencement

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019 and come into force on 29 June 2019.

    Amendment of the Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010

  2. After regulation 7 (animal welfare codes) of the Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010(3) insert—

    “Animal welfare guidance

    7 A.—(1) A person responsible for a farmed animal—

    (a) must not attend to that animal unless that person—

    (i) is acquainted with any relevant animal welfare guidance, and

    (ii) has access to the guidance while attending to that animal, and

    (b) must take all reasonable steps to ensure that a person employed or engaged by the person responsible does not attend to that animal unless that employed or engaged person—

    (i) is acquainted with any relevant animal welfare guidance relating to the animal being attended to,

    (ii) has access to a copy of the guidance while that person is attending to that animal, and

    (iii) has received appropriate instruction on how to comply with the guidance.

    (2) In paragraph (1) , “animal welfare guidance” means the guidance contained in the document titled “Guidance for the Welfare of Meat Chickens and Meat Breeding Chickens” and dated April 2019 , which was first published by the Scottish Government on its website on 1 April 2019(4).”.

    MAIRI GOUGEON

    Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

    St Andrew’s House,

    Edinburgh

    11 th June 2019

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Regulations)

    These Regulations insert a new regulation 7 A into the Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010 (“the 2010 Regulations”). The new regulation 7 A provides that a person responsible for a farmed animal must not attend to that animal, unless that person is acquainted with any relevant...

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