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Animal Health Act 1981

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Schedule 4Additional Provisions as to Food and Water at Railway Stations

1The food and water, or either of them, provided under section 38(2) above shall be supplied to the animal by the body carrying the animal on the request—

(a)of the consignor ; or

(b)of any person in charge of the animal.

2As regards water, if, in the case of any animal, such a request is not made, so that the animal remains without a supply of water for 24 consecutive hours—

(a)the consignor and the person in charge of the animal shall each be guilty of an offence against this Act; and

(b)it shall lie on the person charged to prove such a request and the time within which the animal had a supply of water.

3The Ministers may, if they think fit, by order prescribe any other period, not less than 12 hours instead of the period of 24 hours mentioned above, either generally, or in respect of any particular kind of animals.

4The body supplying food or water under section 38(2) may make in respect of that supply such reasonable charges (if any) as the Ministers by order approve, in addition to such charges as they are for the time being authorised to make in respect of the carriage of animals.

5The amount of those additional charges accrued due in respect of any animal shall be a debt from the consignor and from the consignee of the animal to the body concerned, and shall be recoverable by the body concerned, with costs, by proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction.

6The body concerned shall have a lien for the amount of that debt on the animal in respect of which the debt accrued due, and on any other animal at any time consigned by or to the same consignor or consignee to be carried by that body.

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