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The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“animal welfare code” means a code of practice issued under section 37 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006(1);

“calf” means a bovine animal under 6 months old;

“conventionally reared meat chicken” means an animal of the species Gallus gallus that is kept for meat production, other than one—

(a)

that is on a holding—

(i)

with fewer than 500 such animals; or

(ii)

with only breeding stocks of such animals;

(b)

that is on a hatchery;

(c)

in relation to which the term “Extensive indoor (barn-reared)”, “Free range”, “Traditional free range” or “Free range – total freedom” can be used within the meaning of point (b), (c), (d) or (e) of Annex V to Commission Regulation (EC) No. 543/2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1234/2007 as regards the marketing standards for poultrymeat(2); or

(d)

that is organically reared in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91(3);

“inspector” means a person appointed as an inspector by the Scottish Ministers or a local authority for the purposes of these Regulations;

“laying hen” means an animal of the species Gallus gallus which has reached laying maturity and is kept for production of eggs not intended for hatching;

“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(4);

“person responsible” means a person responsible for an animal in terms of section 18 of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 and includes a keeper and a food business operator; and

“pig” means an animal of the porcine species of any age, kept for breeding or fattening.

(2) Expressions used in these Regulations which are not defined in these Regulations and are used in the following Directives, have the meaning they bear in those Directives—

(a)in relation to laying hens, Council Directive 1999/74/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of laying hens(5);

(b)in relation to conventionally reared meat chickens, Council Directive 2007/43/EC laying down minimum rules for the protection of chickens kept for meat production(6);

(c)in relation to calves, Council Directive 2008/119/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of calves(7); and

(d)in relation to pigs, Council Directive 2008/120/EC laying down minimum standards for the protection of pigs(8).

(1)

This includes Codes of Recommendations issued under section 3 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968 (c.34) and saved by article 4(2) of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 (Commencement No. 1, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2006 (S.S.I. 2006/482).

(2)

O.J. No. L 157, 17.6.2008, p.46, last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No. 508/2009 (O.J. No. L 151, 16.6.2009, p.28).

(3)

O.J. No. L 189, 20.7.2007, p.1, amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 967/2008 (O.J. No. L 264, 3.10.2008, p.1).

(4)

1994 c.39, amended by the Environment Act 1995 (c.25), section 120(1) and Schedule 22, paragraph 232(1).

(5)

O.J. No. L 203, 3.8.1999, p.53, amended by Council Regulation (EC) No. 806/2003 (O.J. No. L 122, 16.5.2003, p.1).

(6)

O.J. No. L 182, 12.7.2007, p.19.

(7)

O.J. No. L 10, 15.1.2009, p.7.

(8)

O.J. No. L 47, 18.2.2009, p.5.

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