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The Tuberculosis (Deer) Order 1989

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Identification of deer

13.—(1) Subject to paragraph (3) below, the owner of a deer which is kept on a deer farm (whether or not that deer is a farmed deer) shall mark or identify the deer in a manner approved by the appropriate Minister and shall thereafter maintain such mark or identification so as to be clearly legible.

(2) No person shall move a deer on to or off any premises unless it is marked or identified in a manner approved by the appropriate Minister.

(3) The requirement in paragraph (1) above shall not apply in relation to any deer less than 16 weeks old.

(4) In this article–

(a)“deer farm” means any land on which farmed deer are kept; and

(b)“farmed deer” means any deer which–

(i)are kept by any person by way of business on land enclosed by a deer-proof barrier; and

(ii)are kept by him—

  • for sale; or

  • primarily for the purpose of the production of meat or other foodstuffs or skins or other by-products; or

  • primarily for breeding purposes;

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