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The Welfare of Animals (Transport) Order 1997

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Lifting of birds

6.  Birds shall not be lifted or carried by the head, neck, wing or tail except for—

(a)ducks, which may be lifted or carried by the neck, and

(b)geese, which may be lifted or carried by the base of both wings.

Tying of birds

7.  Birds shall not be tied by the neck, leg or wing.

Segregation of rabbits

8.  Rabbits shall not be carried in the same undivided pen, receptacle, road vehicle or rail wagon as an animal of any other species.

Segregation of birds

9.—(1) Birds shall be segregated according to species and sex, except that—

(a)female birds may be transported with their broods;

(b)male and female chicks may be transported together; and

(c)male and female birds which are familiar with one another may travel together.

(2) Chicks shall be segregated from all other poultry except their mother or other chicks.

(3) Birds shall not be transported in proximity to any animal which is likely to be hostile to them or the presence of which is likely to cause them unnecessary suffering.

10.  In this Schedule “birds” means poultry and domestic birds.

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