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The Docking of Working Dogs’ Tails (England) Regulations 2007

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2.  In these Regulations—

“armed forces identification” means evidence that the person presenting the identification is a member of one of Her Majesty’s armed forces, or is otherwise employed by or contracted to work for one of Her Majesty’s armed forces;

“club official” means a person who serves a shoot club in an official capacity;

“emergency rescue identification” means evidence that the person presenting the identification is a member of a body providing an emergency rescue service;

“gamekeeper” means a person engaged by a person with shooting rights to preserve, protect or rear animals and to manage or assist with the management of a shoot;

HMRC identification” means evidence that the person presenting the identification is an employee of Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs;

“land-occupier” means a person who occupies land where a shoot takes place;

“person with shooting rights” means an owner or lessee of shooting rights;

“police identification” means evidence that the person presenting the identification is a police officer, or is otherwise employed by or contracted to work for a police authority;

“prison service identification” means evidence that the person presenting the identification is an authorised employee of either Her Majesty’s Prison Service or of an organisation contracted to provide custodial services on behalf of the Secretary of State;

“shoot” means an occasion on which animals are shot for sporting purposes;

“shoot organiser” means any person responsible for the overall organisation of a shoot;

“specified type of work” means work in connection with law enforcement, activities of Her Majesty’s armed forces, emergency rescue, lawful pest control, or the lawful shooting of animals.

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