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The Muntjac Keeping (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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Regulation 3(2)

SCHEDULELicence conditions

1.  Muntjac must be kept by, or on behalf of, the person specified in the licence (the “keeper”).

2.  Subject to paragraph 3, Muntjac must be kept on the premises specified in the licence (the “main premises”).

3.  Muntjac may be kept at premises other than the main premises for welfare reasons (for example, veterinary treatment), provided they are kept at the other premises for a continuous period not exceeding 7 days duration.

4.  Muntjac moved to and from the main premises must be kept in a container constructed in such manner and of such materials as to prevent escape during the movement.

5.  Muntjac on the main premises must be kept in an enclosure that—

(a)does not straddle a watercourse;

(b)is bounded by a mesh fence—

(i)constructed—

(A)from timber posts with a minimum length of 2973 millimetres, and with minimum dimensions of 76 millimetres by 76 millimetres if square, or a minimum diameter of 76 millimetres if round;
(B)from galvanised wire with a minimum diameter of 2.5 millimetres; and
(C)with a minimum mesh or net size of 50 millimetres by 50 millimetres;

(ii)a minimum height of 1900 millimetres above ground level;

(iii)a minimum depth of 160 millimetres below ground level;

(iv)an overhanging extension on the interior side of the fence, with an angle of 45 degrees from the vertical, and with a minimum length of 610 millimetres; and

(v)strainers (or turning posts) at every change in direction, with a minimum length of 3048 millimetres, and with minimum dimensions of 228 millimetres by 228 millimetres if square, or a minimum diameter of 228 millimetres if round.

6.  Each gate to the enclosure must—

(a)be constructed on a concrete apron with a minimum—

(i)length of 600 millimetres; and

(ii)depth below ground of 300 millimetres;

(b)be constructed so that there is a maximum gap of 60 millimetres between each of the gate and the fence and the gate and the ground;

(c)be covered on the interior side with wire mesh as specified in paragraphs 5(b)(i)(B) and (C); and

(d)have an overhanging extension as specified in paragraph 5(b)(iv).

7.  The keeper must give notice to the Scottish Ministers of the escape of a Muntjac from captivity within 24 hours after the escape.

8.  The keeper must maintain a written record—

(a)of the number, age and sex of Muntjac as kept from time to time; and

(b)give that record (or a copy) to the Scottish Ministers—

(i)within 48 hours after a request to that effect;

(ii)on ceasing for any reason to keep Muntjac under the licence.

9.  The keeper must provide access to the main premises for any person authorised by the Scottish Ministers, on showing proof of authorisation if requested, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with any requirement of the 1932 Act or the licence.

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