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

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Loading of animals for international transport

9.—(1) A person shall not load an animal or cause or permit an animal to be loaded for international transport unless—

(i)the loading takes place in the presence of an officer of the Department, and

(ii)the consignment is accompanied by a certificate signed by a veterinary inspector stating that he has inspected every animal in the consignment and found every animal fit for transportation.

(2) The certificate referred to in paragraph (1)(ii) shall state the date and time of inspection and shall cease to have effect on the expiry of 24 hours from the time stated in it.

(3) Nothing in this Article shall be construed as requiring a veterinary inspector or an officer of the Department to discharge any of his functions under it at an unreasonable hour of the day.

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