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The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

  3. 2.Interpretation and application

  4. 3.Duties on owners and keepers of animals

  5. 4.Additional duties on owners and keepers of laying hens kept in battery cages

  6. 5.Additional duties on owners and keepers of poultry other than laying hens kept in battery cages

  7. 6.Additional duties on owners and keepers of calves confined for rearing and fattening

  8. 7.Additional duties on owners and keepers of cattle

  9. 8.Additional duties on owners and keepers of pigs

  10. 9.Additional duties on owners and keepers of rabbits

  11. 10.Statutory welfare codes

  12. 11.Powers of an authorised person

  13. 12.Powers of entry

  14. 13.Offences

  15. 14.Revocations

  16. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      GENERAL CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH FARMED ANIMALS MUST BE KEPT

      1. 1.Staffing

      2. 2.Inspection

      3. 3.Where animals are kept in a building, adequate lighting (whether...

      4. 4.Where any animals (other than poultry) are kept in a...

      5. 5.Any animals which appear to be ill or injured–

      6. 6.(1) Where necessary, sick or injured animals must be isolated...

      7. 7.Record keeping

      8. 8.The record referred to in paragraph 7 must be retained...

      9. 9.Freedom of movement

      10. 10.Where animals are continuously or regularly tethered or confined, they...

      11. 11.Buildings and accommodation

      12. 12.Accommodation and fittings for securing animals shall be constructed and...

      13. 13.Air circulation, dust levels, temperature, relative air humidity and gas...

      14. 14.Animals kept in buildings must not be kept in permanent...

      15. 15.Where the natural light available in a building is insufficient...

      16. 16.Animals kept in buildings must not be kept without an...

      17. 17.Animals not kept in buildings

      18. 18.Automatic or mechanical equipment

      19. 19.Where any defect in automated or mechanical equipment of the...

      20. 20.Where the health and well-being of animals is dependent on...

      21. 21.The back-up system referred to in paragraph 20(a) must be...

      22. 22.Feed, water and other substances

      23. 23.Animals must not be provided with food or liquid in...

      24. 24.All animals must have access to feed at intervals appropriate...

      25. 25.All animals must either have access to a suitable water...

      26. 26.Feeding and watering equipment must be designed, constructed, placed and...

      27. 27.Only substances given for therapeutic or prophylactic purposes or for...

      28. 28.Breeding procedures

      29. 29.No animals can be kept for farming purposes unless it...

      30. 30.Electrical immobilisation

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ADDITIONA L CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH LAYING HENS KEPT IN BATTERY CAGES MUST BE KEPT

      1. 1.All cages must comply with the following requirements–

      2. 2.Battery cages must be designed, constructed and maintained in such...

      3. 3.The design and size of the cage opening must be...

      4. 4.The cages must be suitably equipped and maintained to prevent...

      5. 5.Except in the case of therapeutic or prophylactic treatment, all...

      6. 6.The laying hens must be cared for by personnel with...

      7. 7.The flock or group of laying hens must be inspected...

      8. 8.Accommodation comprising more than three tiers of cages must not...

      9. 9.When laying hens do not appear to be in good...

      10. 10.Every time all the cages housed together are emptied they...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH POULTRY OTHER THAN LAYING HENS KEPT IN BATTERY CAGES MUST BE KEPT

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF CALVES CONFINED FOR REARING AND FATTENING

      1. 1.Accommodation

      2. 2.Transitional provisions for accommodation

      3. 3.Inspection

      4. 4.Calves which are kept outside must be inspected by the...

      5. 5.Where necessary, sick or injured calves must be isolated in...

      6. 6.Tethering

      7. 7.Artificially lit buildings

      8. 8.Cleaning and disinfection

      9. 9.Floors

      10. 10.Bedding and lying area

      11. 11.Bovine colostrum

      12. 12.Additional dietary requirements

      13. 13.Muzzling

      14. 14.Feeding

      15. 15.Drinking water

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF CATTLE

      1. 1.Where any lactating dairy cows or any cows which are...

      2. 2.Where any cows which are calving are kept in a...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF PIGS

      1. PART I INTERPRETATION

        1. 1.In this Schedule– “boar” means a male pig after puberty,...

      2. PART II GENERAL ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

        1. 2.All pigs must be inspected by the owner or keeper...

        2. 3.Where necessary, sick or injured pigs must be isolated in...

        3. 4.Accommodation

        4. 5.(1) The dimension of any stall or pen must be...

        5. 6.Artificially lit buildings

        6. 7.Prevention of fighting

        7. 8.Use of tethers

        8. 9.(1) Where the use of tethers is permitted in accordance...

        9. 10.Cleaning and disinfection

        10. 11.Lying area

        11. 12.Floors

        12. 13.Feeding

        13. 14.Drinking water

        14. 15.Environmental enrichment

        15. 16.Prohibition on the use of the sweat-box system

      3. PART III BOARS

        1. 17.Boar pens must be sited and constructed so as to...

        2. 18.The lying area must be dry and comfortable.

        3. 19.The minimum pen size for an adult boar is six...

      4. PART IV SOWS AND GILTS

        1. 20.Sows and gilts between weaning their piglets and the perinatal...

        2. 21.If they are placed in farrowing crates, pregnant sows and...

        3. 22.Sows and gilts between weaning their piglets and the perinatal...

        4. 23.During farrowing, an unobstructed area behind the sow or gilt...

        5. 24.Farrowing pens where sows are kept loose must have some...

      5. PART V PIGLETS

        1. 25.If necessary, piglets must be provided with a source of...

        2. 26.Where a farrowing crate is used, the piglets must have...

        3. 27.Tail docking and tooth clipping must be carried out only...

        4. 28.Where tooth clipping appears necessary, this must only be carried...

        5. 29.Piglets must not be weaned from the sow at an...

      6. PART VI WEANERS AND REARING PIGS

        1. 30.Pigs must be placed in groups as soon as possible...

        2. 31.The unobstructed floor area available to each weaner or rearing...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF RABBITS

      1. 1.Any hutches or cages in which any rabbits are kept...

      2. 2.Where any rabbits are kept in any accommodation which is...

  17. Explanatory Note

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