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The Prohibited Procedures on Protected Animals (Exemptions) (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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2.  In these Regulations–

“agricultural land” means land used for agriculture (within the meaning of the Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948(1)) which is so used for the purposes of a trade or business;

“bovine animal” means any animal of genera Bos, Bison or Bubalus;

“deer park” means an area enclosed by a deer-proof barrier where deer of any species are kept for public display;

“disbudding” means the removal of the horn bud;

“dock” means the amputation of one or more coccygeal vertebrae of the tail of an animal;

“domestic fowl” means a domesticated member of the species Gallus gallus;

“dubbing” means the removal of all or part of the comb of a bird;

“equine animal” means any animal of genus Equus including hybrids;

“exempted procedure” means a procedure which is specified in Schedules 1 to 12 to these Regulations in relation to the particular type of protected animal(2) on which the procedure is performed;

“farmed deer” means deer of any species which are kept on agricultural land enclosed by a deer proof barrier or on a deer park;

“farmed pig” means a pig kept, fattened or bred for the production of food;

“farmed sheep” means a sheep kept, fattened or bred for the production of food or wool;

“laying hen” means a domestic fowl which is kept or to be kept for the production of eggs not intended for hatching;

“pinioning” means the disabling of the wing of a bird by the removal of the metacarpal bone and phalanges of one wing;

“poultry” means any bird reared or kept in captivity for the production of meat or eggs for consumption, or of other products, for restocking supplies of game or for the purpose of any breeding programme for the production of such categories of birds;

“specified condition” means a condition specified in Schedules 1 to 12 to these Regulations in relation to the performance of the exempted procedure on the type of animal concerned;

“specified purpose” means a purpose specified in Schedules 1 to 12 to these Regulations for which the exempted procedure may be performed on the type of animal concerned; and

“veterinary surgeon” means any person who is qualified to carry out acts of veterinary surgery as defined by the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966(3).

(2)

“protected animal” is defined in section 17 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

(3)

1966 c. 36, as amended by S.I. 1988/526, S.I. 1991/1412 and 2002/1479.

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