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The Cattle Passports Order 1996

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Lost passports

13.—(1) If a cattle passport is lost, stolen or destroyed, the keeper of the animal to which it relates shall notify the appropriate Minister in writing of the fact within 14 days of him becoming aware of the fact.

(2) In the event of notification under paragraph (1), a replacement may be provided by the appropriate Minister if the keeper so requests.

(3) The appropriate Minister shall only provide a replacement cattle passport if he is satisfied that he can accurately reconstruct the movements of the animal since birth.

(4) In the case of any cattle where the cattle passport has been lost, stolen or destroyed and the appropriate Minister has not provided a replacement, or is unable to provide a replacement because he cannot satisfy himself in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the animal shall not be used for human consumption, and shall not be moved off a holding except (under the authority of a licence granted by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food or the Secretary of State) to a knacker’s yard or hunt kennel.

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