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The Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Scotland) Regulations 2012

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22.—(1) A person commits an offence if the person contravenes any of the following provisions—

(a)regulation 4(1) or (2) (requirement for certificate or temporary certificate);

(b)Schedule 1 (additional requirements);

(c)a provision of the EU Regulation specified in Schedule 2 (provision of the EU Regulation), except where it is not necessary to comply with the provision by virtue of—

(i)an exemption or transitional provision specified in the EU Regulation; or

(ii)a derogation granted by a competent authority under Article 18(3) in relation to a depopulation operation; or

(d)until 8th December 2019, Schedule 3 (transitional provisions) to the extent that it applies by virtue of regulation 27.

(2) A person commits an offence if the person fails to comply with an enforcement notice served under regulation 21.

(3) A person commits an offence if the person—

(a)intentionally obstructs a person acting in execution of the EU Regulation or these Regulations;

(b)without reasonable cause, fails to give such a person any assistance or information which that person reasonably requires;

(c)provides to such a person information knowing it to be false or misleading; or

(d)fails to produce a document or record to such a person when required to do so.

(4) A person commits an offence if the person provides information or makes a declaration, knowing it to be false or misleading, in order to obtain a certificate.

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