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The Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005

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Amendment of Schedule 2

15.  In Schedule 2 (usual good farming practices)–

(a)in Part I–

(i)after paragraph 1 insert–

1A.  The Water (Prevention of Pollution) (Code of Practice) (Scotland) Order 2005(1).;

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(ii)after paragraph 13 insert–

Animal Welfare

14.  The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2000(2).;

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(b)in Part II–

(i)in paragraph 6 after “being overgrazed” insert “or undergrazed”; and

(ii)after paragraph 7 insert–

8.  Animals must not be caused any unnecessary pain or suffering and must be inspected at regular intervals. Animals kept in buildings must have access to a well maintained drying area. Animal buildings must be constructed in such a way that will not be harmful to animals. Where necessary artificial light must be provided and animals must not be kept without an appropriate rest from artificial light. Animals must be fed a diet of sufficient quality and quantity to maintain them in good health and to satisfy their nutritional needs. All animals must have access to feed at appropriate intervals (at least once a day) and a suitable water supply or be able to satisfy their fluid intake needs by other means. Animals must not have their movement restricted in such a way as to cause them unnecessary suffering or injury.

9.  Only those persons who have the appropriate ability, knowledge and professional competence may attend to animals.

10.  Ill or injured animals must be cared for appropriately and without delay and, where necessary, veterinary advice must be obtained as soon as possible. Records must be kept and retained for 3 years of all medicinal treatment given to animals and of all mortalities..

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S.I. 2005/63.

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