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3.—(1) Subject to paragraph 3, a code of recommendations for the welfare of livestock issued under section 3 of the 1968 Act—
(a)has effect during the transitional period in relation to a farmed animal of the species to which the code relates as if the code had been issued under section 14 of the 2006 Act;
(b)may be revised in accordance with sections 14 and 15 of the 2006 Act; and
(c)may be revoked in accordance with section 17 of the 2006 Act.
(2) In paragraph 1(a), the transitional period for a code of recommendations means the period between the coming into force of this Order and the revocation of that code of recommendations under section 17 of the 2006 Act.
(3) A code of recommendations—
(a)applies to a farmed animal of a species to which that code relates whether or not the animal is on agricultural land as defined in section 8(1) of the 1968 Act; and
(b)does not include the “Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Domestic Fowls”(1) which came into operation on 1st September 1987.
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