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The Mink Keeping (Wales) Order 2000

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Mink Keeping (Wales) Order 2000, shall apply to Wales and shall come into force on 1st January 2001.

(2) This Order shall cease to have effect on 1st January 2004.


2.  In this Order —

  • “the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932; and

  • “mink” (“mincod”) means the animal of the species Mustela vison.

Keeping of mink

3.  The keeping of mink is prohibited, except under a licence granted under the Act.

Exceptions to application of the Act

4.  In the application of the Act in relation to mink, there shall be omitted section 5(2) and, in section 6(1), paragraph (f) and the reference to a penalty in the case of an offence under paragraph (f).

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(1)

D. Elis Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

19th December 2000

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