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The Avian Influenza (H5N1 in Wild Birds) (Scotland) Order 2007

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PART 1Movement of birds

Prohibition on the movement of poultry or other captive birds from premises in a wild bird control area

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

(2) A veterinary inspector may not grant or direct the grant of a licence under paragraph (1) unless it is for a movement of–

(a)poultry to any premises in the wild bird control area or the wild bird monitoring area centred on the same outbreak point, including an undesignated slaughterhouse;

(b)ready to lay pullets or turkeys for fattening to premises in the United Kingdom;

(c)poultry to a designated slaughterhouse for slaughter;

(d)day old chicks hatched from eggs collected from premises within the wild bird control area to premises in the United Kingdom;

(e)day old chicks hatched from eggs collected from premises within the wild bird monitoring area centred on the same outbreak point as that control area to premises in the United Kingdom;

(f)day old chicks hatched from eggs collected from premises outside the wild bird control area or outside the wild bird monitoring area centred on the same outbreak point, to any premises.

(3) A veterinary inspector may not grant or direct the grant of a licence under sub paragraph 2(f) unless they are satisfied that there was no contact, at the hatchery from which the day old chicks are being moved, between the eggs from which the day old chicks were hatched and any other hatching eggs or day old chicks originating from poultry within the control or monitoring area.

Restriction on movement of poultry from premises of destination

2.—(1) If a veterinary inspector, or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector–

(a)grants a licence for a movement of ready to lay pullets or turkeys for fattening under paragraph 1(2)(b); or

(b)grants a licence for a movement of day old chicks to premises outside the control area or the monitoring area situated on the same outbreak point under paragraph 1(2)(d),

the occupier of the premises to which they are moved must ensure that neither they nor any other poultry are moved off the premises for 21 days from the date when those poultry arrived.

Slaughter of poultry

3.—(1) The occupier of a slaughterhouse to which poultry are moved in accordance with paragraph 1(2)(a) or 1(2)(c) must ensure that the poultry are slaughtered without delay.

(2) The occupier of a slaughterhouse which produces–

(a)fresh meat from poultry referred to in paragraph 9(2)(c) which requires a licence for transport out of the wild bird control area to other parts of the United Kingdom under paragraph 9(1); or

(b)fresh meat from such poultry for processing into processed fresh meat requiring such a licence or for incorporation into meat products requiring such a licence,

must ensure that the conditions in paragraph (3) are fulfilled.

(3) The conditions are–

(a)poultry from premises in a wild bird control area must be kept separate from poultry from outside the wild bird control area;

(b)the poultry from within the area must be slaughtered separately or at different times from poultry from outside the area; and

(c)the part of the slaughterhouse, any equipment and any other thing which has been used for the slaughter or subsequent processing of poultry from within the area must be cleansed and disinfected in accordance with a veterinary inspector’s instructions before poultry from outside the wild bird control area are slaughtered in that part of the slaughterhouse, using that equipment or other thing.

Prohibition on the movement of poultry and other captive birds through a wild bird control area

4.—(1) No person may move poultry or other captive birds through a wild bird control area unless the movement is straight through the area on a major highway or railway.

(2) In this paragraph a movement “straight through” a wild bird control area means a movement into that area and then out of that area without stopping or unloading.

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