The Welfare of Animals (Permitted Procedures by Lay Persons) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Tail docking

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7.  (1)  In all cases, enough of the tail shall be retained to cover the vulva of a female animal or the anus of a male animal.

(2) When the method used is the application of a rubber ring or other device to constrict the flow of blood to the tail, the procedure shall only be carried out on an animal aged not more than 7 days, or by any other means such as a hot docking iron, before the age of three months.