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The Cattle Passports Order 1996

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Slaughterhouses, knackers' yards and hunt kennels

10.—(1) No person shall accept cattle at a slaughterhouse for slaughter unless each animal which is required to have a cattle passport or calf passport is accompanied by that document.

(2) When cattle arrive at a slaughterhouse, the person in charge of the cattle shall give to the occupier of the slaughterhouse the cattle passport or calf passport for each animal duly completed.

(3) Following slaughter, the occupier of the slaughterhouse shall immediately give the cattle passport or calf passport for each animal slaughtered to the official veterinary surgeon designated under regulation 8 of the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection) Regulations 1995(1) or his representative, together with notification of the fact that the animal has been slaughtered.

(4) If an animal arrives at a slaughterhouse without a passport or with the wrong passport, it shall not be moved from the slaughterhouse except under the authority of a licence granted by the official veterinary surgeon designated in accordance with paragraph (3) above or his representative.

(5) Any person who collects any live cattle for killing at a knacker’s yard or hunt kennel, or any dead cattle which have been killed on a holding or died on a holding other than a slaughterhouse, shall collect the passport or calf passport for that animal (if it has one) at the same time as he collects the animal, and shall either —

(a)send the passport or calf passport (if it has one) to the appropriate Minister within 21 days of collection, giving the address of the holding of collection and indicating that the animal has been killed; or

(b)if the animal did not have a passport or calf passport, notify the appropriate Minister within 21 days of collection of the animal of the ear tag number of the animal and the address of the holding of collection.

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S.I. 1995/539 to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

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