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Commission Decision of 23 May 2005 on protection and surveillance zones in relation to bluetongue and conditions applying to movements from or through these zones (notified under document number C(2005) 1478) (Text with EEA relevance) (2005/393/EC) (repealed)

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Article 4Exemption from the exit ban for domestic movements for slaughter

Movements of animals from a restricted zone for immediate slaughter within the same Member State may be exempted from the exit ban by the competent authority if:

(a)

a case-by-case risk assessment on the possible contact between the animals and the vectors during transport to the slaughterhouse is made, taking into consideration:

(i)

the data available through the surveillance programme as provided for in Article 9(1)(b) of Directive 2000/75/EC on the vector’s activity;

(ii)

the distance from the point of entry in the non-restricted zone to the slaughterhouse;

(iii)

the entomological data on the route referred to in point (ii);

(iv)

the period of the day during which the transport takes place in relation to the hours of activity of the vectors;

(v)

the possible use of insecticides in compliance with Council Directive 96/23/EC(1);

(b)

the animals to be moved do not show any sign of bluetongue on the day of transport;

(c)

the animals are transported in vehicles sealed by the competent authority and moved directly to the slaughterhouse under official supervision;

(d)

the competent authority responsible for the slaughterhouse is informed of the intention to send animals to the slaughterhouse prior to transport and notifies the dispatching competent authority of their arrival.

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