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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a Northern Ireland Statutory Rule: Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 No. 156
5. (1) A person responsible for a farmed animal—
(a)shall not attend to the animal unless that person is acquainted with any relevant code of practice and has access to the code while attending to the animal;
(b)shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that a person employed or engaged by that person does not attend to the animal unless that other person—
(i)is acquainted with any relevant codes of practice;
(ii)has access to all such codes while attending to the animal; and
(iii)has received instruction and guidance on those codes.
(2) In this section, a “relevant code of practice” means a code of practice issued or revised under section 16 of the Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 relating to the particular species of farmed animal to which a person is attending.
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