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Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Animal health

    1. Powers of slaughter

      1. 1.Slaughter for preventing spread of disease

      2. 2.Slaughter of treated animals

      3. 3.Disease control (slaughter) statement

    2. Prevention of the spread of disease

      1. 4.Biosecurity codes

      2. 5.Tests and samples

      3. 6.Animal gatherings

      4. 7.Treatment

      5. 8.Seizure of carcases etc.

      6. 9.Specified diseases

    3. Deliberate infection of animals

      1. 10.Deliberate infection of animals

    4. Particular provision for TSE

      1. 11.Livestock genotypes: specification, breeding and slaughter

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 12.Powers of entry etc.

      2. 13.Inspection of vehicles

      3. 14.Penalties and time limits

      4. 15.Electronic communication

  3. Part 2 Animal welfare

    1. Introductory

      1. 16.Animals to which this Part applies

      2. 17.Protected animals

      3. 18.Responsibility for animals

    2. Prevention of harm

      1. 19.Unnecessary suffering

      2. 20.Mutilation

      3. 21.Cruel operations

      4. 22.Administration of poisons etc.

      5. 23.Animal fights

    3. Promotion of welfare

      1. 24.Ensuring welfare of animals

      2. 25.Care notices

      3. 26.Provision for securing welfare

      4. 27.Licensing etc. of activities involving animals

      5. 28.Prohibition on keeping certain animals

      6. 29.Abandonment

      7. 30.Sale of animals to children

      8. 31.Offering animals as prizes

    4. Animals in distress

      1. 32.Taking possession of animals

      2. 33.Release orders where animals taken

      3. 34.Disposal orders where animals taken

      4. 35.Resort to destruction of animals

    5. Welfare bodies, codes and guidance

      1. 36.Animal welfare bodies

      2. 37.Animal welfare codes

      3. 38.Animal welfare guidance

    6. Post-conviction orders

      1. 39.Deprivation orders

      2. 40.Disqualification orders

      3. 41.Seizure orders where disqualification breached

      4. 42.Termination or variation of disqualification

      5. 43.Appeals against orders

    7. Offences and penalties

      1. 44.Proceedings for animal fighting offences

      2. 45.Offences by bodies corporate etc.

      3. 46.Penalties for offences

    8. Exclusions from application of this Part

      1. 47.Exclusions

    9. Miscellaneous

      1. 48.Suffering

      2. 49.Vets, inspectors and constables

      3. 50.Premises

      4. 51.Regulations

  4. Part 3 General

    1. 52.Modification of enactments

    2. 53.Ancillary provision

    3. 54.Crown application

    4. 55.Commencement and short title

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Powers of inspectors and constables for Part 2

      1. Entry and inspection in connection with EU obligations

        1. 1.(1) An inspector may enter and inspect any premises for...

      2. Entry and search where animals in distress

        1. 2.(1) A sheriff or justice of the peace may grant...

      3. Entry and inspection in connection with offences

        1. 3.(1) An inspector may, if there are reasonable grounds for...

      4. Entry and search etc. in connection with offences

        1. 4.(1) A sheriff or justice of the peace may grant...

      5. Conditions for granting warrants

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph is complied with in relation to premises...

      6. Stopping and detaining vehicles etc.

        1. 6.(1) A constable in uniform may stop and detain a...

      7. Entry and search etc.: supplementary

        1. 7.A warrant granted under a provision of this schedule remains...

        2. 8.(1) A relevant power is exercisable only at a reasonable...

        3. 9.(1) A relevant power is exercisable, if necessary, by using...

        4. 10.A person exercising a relevant power must, if required, produce...

        5. 11.(1) A relevant power includes power to take onto premises—...

        6. 12.(1) A qualifying person must— (a) comply with any reasonable...

        7. 13.A person exercising a relevant power in relation to unoccupied...

      8. Offences of obstruction

        1. 14.(1) A person commits an offence if, without reasonable excuse,...

        2. 15.(1) A person commits an offence if the person intentionally...

      9. Powers of constables: supplementary

        1. 16.A constable may arrest without warrant any person whom the...

        2. 17.The powers conferred on constables by this schedule are without...

      10. Interpretation

        1. 18.In this schedule, a “relevant power” is a power—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Modification of enactments

      1. Animal health provisions

        1. 1.In section 8 (movement generally) of the Animal Health Act...

        2. 2.(1) In section 22 (powers of entry etc. for section...

        3. 3.(1) In section 73(a) (general offences) of that Act, after...

        4. 4.In section 91 (orders etc.) of that Act, subsection (2)...

      2. Animal welfare provisions

        1. 5.The Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act 1912 (c. 14), except—...

        2. 6.In the Docking and Nicking of Horses Act 1949 (c....

        3. 7.In the Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act 1954 (c. 46),...

        4. 8.(1) Part I of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968...

        5. 9.The whole of each of the following Acts is repealed—...

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