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The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Animals to which these Regulations apply

  5. 4.Appointment of competent authority

  6. 5.Duties on a person responsible for a farmed animal

  7. 6.Additional duties on a person responsible for animals and at slaughterhouses

  8. 7.Animal welfare codes

  9. 8.Powers of an inspector

  10. 9.Obstruction

  11. 10.Powers of entry: representative of the European Commission

  12. 11.Offences

  13. 12.Enforcement

  14. 13.Revocations

  15. 14.Savings

  16. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      GENERAL CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH FARMED ANIMALS MUST BE BRED OR KEPT

      1. 1.Staffing

      2. 2.Inspection

      3. 3.Where animals are kept in a building, adequate lighting (whether...

      4. 4.Where any animals (other than laying hens kept in the...

      5. 5.Any animals which appear to be ill or injured—

      6. 6.Where necessary, sick or injured animals must be isolated in...

      7. 7.Record keeping

      8. 8.The record referred to in paragraph7 must be retained for...

      9. 9.Freedom of movement

      10. 10.Where animals are continuously or regularly tethered or confined, they...

      11. 11.Buildings and accommodation

      12. 12.Accommodation and fittings for securing animals shall be constructed and...

      13. 13.Air circulation, dust levels, temperature, relative air humidity and gas...

      14. 14.Animals kept in buildings must not be kept in permanent...

      15. 15.Where the natural light available in a building is insufficient...

      16. 16.Animals kept in buildings must not be kept without an...

      17. 17.Animals not kept in buildings

      18. 18.Automatic or mechanical equipment

      19. 19.Where any defect in automated or mechanical equipment of the...

      20. 20.Where the health and well-being of animals is dependent on...

      21. 21.The back-up system referred to in paragraph20(a) must be thoroughly...

      22. 22.Feed, water and other substances

      23. 23.Animals must not be provided with food or liquid in...

      24. 24.All animals must have access to feed at intervals appropriate...

      25. 25.All animals must either have access to a suitable water...

      26. 26.Feeding and watering equipment must be designed, constructed, placed and...

      27. 27.No other substance, with the exception of those given for...

      28. 28.Breeding procedures

      29. 29.No person may keep an animal for farming purposes unless...

      30. 30.Electrical immobilisation

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF CONVENTIONALLY REARED MEAT CHICKENS

      1. PART 1 Interpretation

        1. 1.Interpretation

      2. PART 2 General additional conditions

        1. 2.Training

        2. 3.Notification of stocking density

        3. 4.Stocking density limits

        4. 5.Requirements for higher stocking densities

        5. 6.Feed and water

        6. 7.Litter

        7. 8.Ventilation and heating

        8. 9.Noise

        9. 10.Light

        10. 11.Inspection

        11. 12.Cleaning and disinfection

        12. 13.Record keeping

      3. PART 3 Monitoring and follow-up at the slaughterhouse

        1. 14.Food chain information and chickens dead on arrival

        2. 15.Identification of poor welfare conditions and follow-up

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF LAYING HENS

      1. PART 1 Interpretation

        1. 1.Interpretation

      2. PART 2 General additional conditions

        1. 2.Inspection

        2. 3.Noise

        3. 4.Light

        4. 5.Cleaning and disinfection

        5. 6.Accommodation

        6. 7.Accommodation comprising 2 or more tiers of cages must have...

        7. 8.The design and dimensions of the cage door must be...

      3. PART 3 Additional conditions applicable for keeping laying hens in conventional cages

        1. 9.Accommodation, feed, water and ethological needs

        2. 10.On and after 1stJanuary 2012 no person shall keep any...

      4. PART 4 Additional conditions applicable for keeping laying hens in enriched cages

        1. 11.All cage systems (other than those referred to in Part3)...

        2. 12.Accommodation

        3. 13.Feed

        4. 14.Water

        5. 15.Inspection

        6. 16.Ethological needs

      5. PART 5 Additional conditions applicable for keeping laying hens in non-cage systems

        1. 17.Feed and water

        2. 18.Floors

        3. 19.Accommodation

        4. 20.Subject to paragraph21, the stocking density must not exceed 9laying...

        5. 21.Where on 3rdJuly 2002 the establishment applied a system where...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF CALVES CONFINED FOR REARING AND FATTENING

      1. 1.Accommodation

      2. 2.Inspection

      3. 3.Calves which are kept outside must be inspected by the...

      4. 4.Tethering

      5. 5.Artificially lit buildings

      6. 6.Cleaning and disinfection

      7. 7.Floors

      8. 8.Bedding and lying area

      9. 9.Bovine colostrum

      10. 10.Additional dietary requirements

      11. 11.Muzzling

      12. 12.Feeding

      13. 13.Drinking water

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF CATTLE

      1. Accommodation

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF PIGS

      1. PART 1 Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “boar” means a male pig after puberty,...

      2. PART 2 General additional conditions

        1. 2.Inspection

        2. 3.Tethering

        3. 4.(1) Only tethers designed not to cause injury to the...

        4. 5.Accommodation

        5. 6.(1) The dimension of any stall or pen used for...

        6. 7.Artificially lit buildings

        7. 8.Prevention of fighting

        8. 9.Training

        9. 10.Cleaning and disinfection

        10. 11.Bedding

        11. 12.Floors

        12. 13.On and after 1stJanuary 2013, when concrete slatted floors are...

        13. 14.Feeding

        14. 15.Drinking water

        15. 16.Environmental enrichment

        16. 17.Prohibition on the use of the sweat-box system

        17. 18.Noise levels

      3. PART 3 Boars

        1. 19.Boar pens must be sited and constructed so as to...

        2. 20.The lying area must be dry and comfortable.

        3. 21.(1) The minimum unobstructed floor area for an adult boar...

      4. PART 4

        1. 22.Prevention of parasites

        2. 23.Farrowing

        3. 24.In the week before the expected farrowing time, sows and...

        4. 25.During farrowing, an unobstructed area behind the sow or gilt...

        5. 26.Farrowing pens where sows are kept loose must have some...

        6. 27.In the week before the expected farrowing time and during...

        7. 28.Group housing

        8. 29.On and after 1stJanuary 2013, the pen where the group...

        9. 30.On and after 1stJanuary 2013— (a) the total unobstructed floor...

        10. 31.On or after 1stJanuary 2013, for gilts after service and...

        11. 32.Sows and gilts kept on holdings of fewer than 10sows...

        12. 33.In addition to the requirements of paragraph13, sows and gilts...

        13. 34.All dry pregnant sows and gilts must be given a...

      5. PART 5 Piglets

        1. 35.If necessary, piglets must be provided with a source of...

        2. 36.The part of the total floor where the piglets are...

        3. 37.Where a farrowing crate is used, the piglets must have...

        4. 38.Piglets must not be weaned from the sow at an...

        5. 39.Piglets may be weaned up to 7days earlier if they...

      6. PART 6 Weaners and rearing pigs

        1. 40.Weaners and rearing pigs must be— (a) placed in groups...

        2. 41.(1) If weaners and rearing pigs unfamiliar with one another...

        3. 42.The use of tranquillising medication in order to facilitate the...

        4. 43.When signs of severe fighting appear among weaners and rearing...

        5. 44.The unobstructed floor area available to each weaner or rearing...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF RABBITS

      1. 1.Accommodation

      2. 2.Where any rabbits are kept in any accommodation which is...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      REVOCATIONS

  17. Explanatory Note

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