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Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968

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2Regulations with respect to the welfare of livestock

(1)The Ministers may, after consultation with such persons appearing to them to represent any interests concerned as the Ministers consider appropriate, by regulations make such provision with respect to the welfare of livestock for the time being situated on agricultural land as they think fit; and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions of this section the regulations may in particular include provision—

(a)with respect to the dimensions and layout of accommodation for livestock, the materials to be used in constructing any such accommodation and the facilities by way of lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, drainage, water supply and otherwise to be provided in connection with any accommodation ;

(b)for ensuring the provision of balanced diets for live stock and for prohibiting or regulating the use of any substance as food for livestock and the importation and supply of any substance intended for use as food for livestock;

(c)for prohibiting the bleeding of livestock and the mutilation of livestock in any manner specified in the regulations, and for prohibiting or regulating the use of any method of marking or restraining livestock or interfering with the capacity of livestock to smell, see, hear, emit sound or exercise any other faculty.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of the powers conferred by subsection (1) of this section, regulations under this section may—

(a)provide that a person who contravenes or fails to comply with specified provisions of the regulations shall be guilty of an offence under this section ;

(b)provide for exemptions, either subject to conditions prescribed by the regulations or without conditions, from any provisions of the regulations ; and

(c)contain such incidental and supplemental provisions as the Ministers consider expedient for the purposes of the regulations.

(3)No regulations shall be made under this section unless a draft of the regulations has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

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