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

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Article 8(2)

SCHEDULE 2Measures applicable in respect of a wild bird monitoring area

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Prohibition on the movement of poultry and other captive birds from a wild bird monitoring area

1.—(1) No person may move poultry or other captive birds from premises in a wild bird monitoring area before 15 days have elapsed since the declaration of the 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 for a movement under paragraph (1) unless it is a movement of–

(a)poultry to a slaughterhouse within the wild bird monitoring area or the wild bird control area situated on the same outbreak point or a designated slaughterhouse;

(b)poultry to any premises other than a slaughterhouse;

(c)day old chicks hatched from eggs which were collected from premises within that wild bird monitoring area to premises in the United Kingdom;

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

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

(3) A veterinary inspector may not grant or direct the grant of a licence for a movement referred to in sub paragraph (2)(e) unless the veterinary inspector is 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 wild bird control area or wild bird monitoring area.

Slaughter of poultry

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

Restriction on movement of poultry from premises of destination

3.  If a veterinary inspector, or an inspector of the local authority acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector grants a licence under paragraph 1(2)(d) for a movement of day old chicks to premises outside the wild bird control area, or outside the wild bird monitoring area situated on the same outbreak point, 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 day–old chicks arrived.

Prohibition on hunting wild birds in a wild bird monitoring area

4.  No person may hunt wild birds or otherwise take them from the wild in a wild bird monitoring area except under the authority of a licence granted by the Scottish Ministers.

Prohibition on gatherings of poultry and other captive birds in a wild bird monitoring area

5.—(1) No person may arrange any fair, market, show, exhibition or other gathering involving the collecting together of poultry or other captive birds in a wild bird monitoring area.

(2) No person may bring any poultry or other captive birds to such a gathering.

Prohibition on the release of game birds

6.  No person may release game birds in a wild bird monitoring area.

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