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The Welfare of Animals (Transport) Order 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title and commencement

  3. 2.Application

  4. 3.Interpretation

  5. 4.General provisions on the protection of animals in transport

  6. 5.Space allowance

  7. 6.Fitness of animals to travel

  8. 7.Treatment of sick animals

  9. 8.Feeding and watering, travelling times and rest periods

  10. 9.Accompaniment of vertebrate animals by competent persons

  11. 10.Duties on transporters

  12. 11.IATA and CITES

  13. 12.Authorisations and registration

  14. 13.Route plans

  15. 14.Animal Transport Certificate

  16. 15.Exceptions

  17. 16.Third countries

  18. 17.Enforcement

  19. 18.Powers of an inspector

  20. 19.Production of plans

  21. 20.Offences by bodies corporate

  22. 21.Offences

  23. 22.Revocations and disapplication

  24. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1:

      1. Part I: General requirements for the construction and maintenance of means of transport and receptacles for all mammals and birds

      2. Part II: General provisions for the transport of all mammals and birds

    2. SCHEDULE 2:

      1. Part I: Additional requirements for the construction and maintenance of means of transport and receptacles for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses

      2. Part II: Additional provisions for the transport of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses

    3. SCHEDULE 3:

      1. Part I: Additional requirements for the construction and maintenance of means of transport and receptacles of poultry and domestic birds and domestic rabbits

      2. Part II: Additional provisions for the transport of poultry and domestic birds and domestic rabbits

    4. SCHEDULE 4:

      1. Part I: Additional requirements for the construction and maintenance of means of transport and receptacles for domestic dogs and domestic cats

      2. Part II: Additional provisions for the transport of domestic dogs and domestic cats

    5. SCHEDULE 5:

      1. Part I: Additional requirements for the construction and maintenance of means of transport and receptacles of mammals and birds not covered by Schedules 2, 3 and 4

      2. Part II: Additional provisions for the transport of mammals and birds not covered by Schedules 2, 3 and 4

    6. SCHEDULE 6:

      Other vertebrate animals and cold-blooded animals

    7. SCHEDULE 7:

      1. Part I: Watering and feeding intervals, journey times and resting periods for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses (except registered horses)

      2. Part II: Additional provisions relating to the transport of animals through a market where documentation is unavailable for the whole period of the journey

    8. SCHEDULE 8:

      Framework of competences

    9. SCHEDULE 9:

      Provisions relating to authorisations

    10. SCHEDULE 10:

      Form of undertaking

    11. SCHEDULE 11:

      Route plan

    12. SCHEDULE 12:

      Revocations and disapplication

  25. Explanatory Note

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