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The Welfare of Farmed Animals (Wales) Regulations 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title, commencement and application

  3. 2.Interpretation and application

  4. 3.Duties on owners and keepers of animals

  5. 4.Additional duties on owners and keepers of laying hens kept in battery cages

  6. 5.Additional duties on owners and keepers of poultry (other than laying hens kept in battery cages)

  7. 6.Additional duties on owners and keepers of calves confined for rearing and fattening

  8. 7.Additional duties on owners and keepers of cattle

  9. 8.Additional duties on owners and keepers of pigs

  10. 9.Additional duties on owners and keepers of rabbits

  11. 10.Statutory welfare codes

  12. 11.Powers of authorised persons

  13. 12.Powers of entry

  14. 13.Offences

  15. 14.Revocations

  16. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      GENERAL CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH FARMED ANIMALS MUST BE KEPT

      1. 1.Staffing

      2. 2.Inspection

      3. 3.Where animals are kept in a building adequate lighting (whether...

      4. 4.Where any animals (other than poultry) are kept in a...

      5. 5.Any animals which appear to be ill or injured —...

      6. 6.(1) Where necessary, sick or injured animals shall be isolated...

      7. 7.Record keeping

      8. 8.The record referred to in paragraph 7 shall be retained...

      9. 9.Freedom of movement

      10. 10.Where animals are continuously or regularly tethered or confined, they...

      11. 11.Buildings and accommodation

      12. 12.Accommodation and fittings for securing animals shall be constructed and...

      13. 13.Air circulation, dust levels, temperature, relative air humidity and gas...

      14. 14.Animals kept in buildings shall not be kept in permanent...

      15. 15.Where the natural light available in a building is insufficient...

      16. 16.Animals kept in buildings shall not be kept without an...

      17. 17.Animals not kept in buildings

      18. 18.Automatic or mechanical equipment

      19. 19.Where defects in automated or mechanical equipment of the type...

      20. 20.Where the health and well-being of the animals is dependent...

      21. 21.The back-up system referred to in paragraph 20(a) shall be...

      22. 22.Feed, water and other substances

      23. 23.No animals shall be provided with food or liquid in...

      24. 24.All animals shall have access to feed at intervals appropriate...

      25. 25.All animals shall either have access to a suitable water...

      26. 26.Feeding and watering equipment shall be designed, constructed, placed and...

      27. 27.No other substance, with the exception of those given for...

      28. 28.Breeding procedures

      29. 29.No animals shall be kept for farming purposes unless it...

      30. 30.Electrical immobilisation

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH LAYING HENS KEPT IN BATTERY CAGES MUST BE KEPT

      1. 1.All cages must comply with the following requirements —

      2. 2.Battery cages shall be designed, constructed and maintained in such...

      3. 3.The design and size of the cage opening must be...

      4. 4.The cages must be suitably equipped and maintained to prevent...

      5. 5.Except where therapeutic or prophylactic treatment demands otherwise, all laying...

      6. 6.The laying hens shall be cared for by personnel with...

      7. 7.The flock or group of laying hens shall be inspected...

      8. 8.Accommodation comprising more than three tiers of cages shall not...

      9. 9.(1) When laying hens do not appear to be in...

      10. 10.(1) Every time all the cages housed together are emptied...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH POULTRY (OTHER THAN LAYING HENS KEPT IN BATTERY CAGES) MUST BE KEPT

      1. Where any poultry (other than laying hens kept in battery...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF CALVES CONFINED FOR REARING AND FATTENING

      1. 1.Accommodation

      2. 2.Transitional provisions for accommodation

      3. 3.Inspection

      4. 4.Calves which are kept outside shall be inspected by the...

      5. 5.Where necessary, sick or injured calves shall be isolated in...

      6. 6.Tethering

      7. 7.Artificially lit buildings

      8. 8.Cleansing and disinfection

      9. 9.Floors

      10. 10.Bedding and lying area

      11. 11.Bovine colostrum

      12. 12.Additional dietary requirements

      13. 13.Muzzling

      14. 14.Feeding

      15. 15.Drinking water

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF CATTLE

      1. 1.Where any lactating dairy cows or any cows which are...

      2. 2.Where any cows which are calving are kept in a...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF PIGS

      1. PART I INTERPRETATION

        1. 1.In this Schedule — “boar” (“baedd”) means a male pig...

      2. PART II GENERAL ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

        1. 2.Inspection

        2. 3.Where necessary, sick or injured pigs shall be isolated in...

        3. 4.Tethering

        4. 5.(1) Where the use of tethers is permitted in accordance...

        5. 6.Accommodation

        6. 7.(1) The dimension of any stall or pen shall be...

        7. 8.Artificially lit buildings

        8. 9.Prevention of fighting

        9. 10.Cleansing and disinfection

        10. 11.Lying area

        11. 12.Floors

        12. 13.Feeding

        13. 14.Drinking water

        14. 15.Environmental enrichment

        15. 16.Prohibition on the use of the sweat-box system

      3. PART III BOARS

        1. 17.Boar pens shall be sited and constructed so as to...

        2. 18.The lying area shall be dry and comfortable.

        3. 19.The minimum pen size for an adult boar shall be...

      4. PART IV SOWS AND GILTS

        1. 20.Gilts and sows between weaning their piglets and the perinatal...

        2. 21.If they are placed in farrowing crates, pregnant sows and...

        3. 22.Gilts and sows between weaning their piglets and the perinatal...

        4. 23.During farrowing, an unobstructed area behind the sow or gilt...

        5. 24.Farrowing pens where sows are kept loose must have some...

      5. PART V PIGLETS

        1. 25.If necessary, piglets shall be provided with a source of...

        2. 26.Where a farrowing crate is used, the piglets shall have...

        3. 27.Neither tail docking nor tooth clipping shall be carried out...

        4. 28.Where tooth clipping appears necessary, this shall only be carried...

        5. 29.Piglets shall not be weaned from the sow at an...

      6. PART VI WEANERS AND REARING PIGS

        1. 30.Pigs shall be placed in groups as soon as possible...

        2. 31.The unobstructed floor area available to each weaner or rearing...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO THE KEEPING OF RABBITS

      1. 1.Any hutches or cages in which any rabbits are kept...

      2. 2.Where any rabbits are kept in any accommodation which is...

  17. Explanatory Note

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