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Welfare of Farmed Animals Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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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

Codes of Practice

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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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