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Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018

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2Meaning of wild animal

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(1)In this Act, “wild animal” means an animal other than one of a kind that is commonly domesticated in the British Islands.

(2)For the purpose of subsection (1), an animal is of a kind that is domesticated if the behaviour, life cycle or physiology of animals of that kind has been altered as a result of the breeding or living conditions of multiple generations of animals of that kind being under human control.

(3)In this section—

  • “animal” has the same meaning as in Part 2 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 (see section 16 of that Act),

  • “British Islands” has the meaning given in schedule 1 of the Interpretation Act 1978.

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