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The Transport of Animals and Poultry (Cleansing and Disinfection) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Article 3(2) and 4(4)

SCHEDULE 2CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH ARTICLES 3 AND 4 SHALL NOT APPLY

Journey made within a single farming enterprise

1.  The transport of animals within a single farming enterprise in one ownership.

Journeys between the same two points

2.—(1) The transport of animals—

(a)between the same two points;

(b)over the course of a single day; and

(c)in a means of transport used exclusively for that purpose

if Article 3 is complied with in relation to the first and last journeys of the day.

(2) In this paragraph, the transport of animals takes place over the course of a single day even if—

(a)the last journey is begun but not completed before midnight on the day in question; and

(b)in the case of a hoofed animal which has been participating in an event taking place during, or continuing into, the evening of the day in question, the last journey begins as soon as practicable after the end of that event, whether or not it begins before midnight.

(3) This paragraph shall not apply to journeys between markets.

Transport of certain horses

3.  The transport of—

(a)horses used for recreational or sporting purposes only; or

(b)horses kept at racing stables to or from race meetings, or to or from a place at which horses kept at such stables undergo training for racing

if Article 4 is complied with in relation to the first and last journeys of the day.

Journeys to or from livestock or horse shows not in the course of a single day

4.  The transport of animals from their premises of origin to a livestock or horse show and back, in circumstances other than those set out in paragraph 2, if—

(a)the means of transport used to transport those animals goes directly from the premises of origin to the show and does not leave the show before the return journey;

(b)the only animals on the means of transport while it is at the show are animals that it transported to the show;

(c)the means of transport is only used to transport on the return journey animals that were transported in it to the show; and

(d)the means of transport is returned from the show directly to the premises of origin.

Temporary unloading

5.  Where animals have been unloaded from a means of transport solely to be fed or watered, or for some other temporary purpose, and then reloaded.

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