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The Avian Influenza (H5N1 in Wild Birds) (Scotland) Order 2006

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PART 1Movement and gathering of birds

Prohibition on the movement of poultry and other captive birds from premises in a wild bird protection zone

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(1) No person may move poultry or other captive birds from premises in a wild bird protection zone except under the authority of a licence granted by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting at the direction of a veterinary inspector.

(2) The veterinary inspector may not grant, nor direct an inspector to grant, a licence under paragraph (1) unless it is for one of the following movements—

(a)the movement of poultry and farmed feathered game to premises in the wild bird protection zone or the associated wild bird surveillance zone;

(b)the movement of ready-to-lay pullets to other premises in the United Kingdom;

(c)the movement of poultry to a slaughterhouse for slaughter;

(d)the movement of day-old chicks to premises where no poultry or captive birds (other than pet birds, which are kept separately from the chicks) are kept;

(e)the movement of day-old chicks in a vehicle sealed by, or under the supervision of, a veterinary inspector to premises ;

(f)the movement of a maximum of five pet birds to premises on which no poultry are kept;

(g)the movement of other captive birds—

(i)from a body, institute or centre in a wild bird protection zone approved in relation to the birds to be moved under regulation 9 of the Animals and Animal Products (Import and Export) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005; and

(ii)to another body, institute or centre so approved.

(3) In this paragraph, “associated wild bird surveillance zone” means, in relation to a wild bird protection zone, the wild bird surveillance zone centred on the same place as that wild bird protection zone.

Prohibition on the movement of poultry and other captive birds in to or out of a wild bird protection zone

2.  No person may move poultry or other captive birds in to or out of a wild bird protection zone except where—

(a)the movement is through the zone on a major highway or railway if no stop is made within the zone; or

(b)in the case of poultry, the movement is from outside the zone to a slaughterhouse in the zone.

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