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Diseases of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Registration and approval of livestock dealers

15.  After Article 19 of the 1981 Order insert—

Registration and approval of livestock dealers

19A.(1) The Department may by order—

(a)regulate the possession, purchase, sale or supply of animals or poultry by livestock dealers for the purpose of preventing the outbreak or spread of disease or for the purpose of preventing injury or suffering to animals or poultry;

(b)provide for the approval and registration of livestock dealers and premises owned or occupied by livestock dealers.

(2) In paragraph (1), “livestock dealer” means any person who—

(a)buys and sells animals or poultry commercially, either on his own behalf or on behalf of another;

(b)does not generally retain such animals or poultry in his ownership for a period of more than 30 days; and

(c)in the course of his business moves animals or poultry purchased by him from premises owned or occupied by him to premises not owned or occupied by him..

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