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Export of Animals (Protection) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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7.—(1) A person having the charge or control of any approved premises shall—

(a)subject to paragraph (2), notify to an inspector the anticipated time of arrival of any animals to be rested on the premises not more than seven days and not less than 24 hours before the anticipated time of arrival;

(b)subject to paragraph (2), notify to an inspector the anticipated time of loading of animals into a vessel or aircraft not more than seven days and not less than 24 hours before the anticipated time of loading;

(c)notify with all practicable speed to an inspector at the beginning of the rest period of any animals—

(i)the number of each species of animal in the consignment,

(ii)the time when the animals arrived, and

(iii)the time when the rest period began;

(d)provide the officer of the Department who is present by virtue of Article 9(1)(i) with a signed statement that the animals in the consignment have been rested on the premises for the period specified in the statement and that they have been offered food and water during that period.

(2) Where a person having the charge or control of approved premises is, for reasons beyond his control, unable to give the 24 hours' notification required by sub-paragraphs (a) and (b), an inspector may modify that requirement so as to enable a shorter notification to be given.

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