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Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act 1954

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SCHEDULES

Section 1.

FIRST SCHEDULEE+W+S Excepted Operations

[F11[F2Any procedure duly authorised under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986].

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

2The rendering in emergency of first aid for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain.

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

3The docking of the tail of a dog before its eyes are open.

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

4The amputation of the dew claws of a dog before its eyes are open.

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

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Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

[F46The castration of a male animal specified in the following table before it has reached the age so specified, that is to say—

bull

[F52 months]

sheep

3 months

goat

2 months

[F6pig, [F7in Wales,]

[F74 weeks]; and

in England,

8 days]

[F8pig

8 days]]

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

F5Words substituted by S.I. 1982/1626, art. 2

6AThe foregoing paragraph shall not apply to the castration of an animal by using a rubber ring or other device to constrict the flow of blood to the scrotum unless the device is applied within the first week of life.

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

7 Any minor operation performed by a veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner, being an operation which, by reason of its quickness or painlessness, is customarily so performed without the use of an anaesthetic.

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3Paras. 7, 8 amended by S.I. 1980/685, art. 2

8 Any minor operation, whether performed by a veterinary surgeon or veterinary practitioner or by some other person, being an operation which is not customarily performed only by such a surgeon or practitioner.]

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) and s. 2(2) and Sch. 2 Pt. 1 repealed (E.W.S.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C6Paras. 7, 8 amended by S.I. 1980/685, art. 2

Section 2.

SECOND SCHEDULEE+W+S Acts which may be Cited Together

[F1Part IE+W+S

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Part IIE+W+S

The M1 Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act, 1912.

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The M2 Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act, 1912, Amendment Act, 1921.

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The M3 Performing Animals (Regulation) Act, 1925.

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The M4 Protection of Animals Act, 1934.

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The M5 Protection of Animals (Cruelty to Dogs) (Scotland) Act, 1934.

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The M6 Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act, 1954. ]

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