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The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) (Interim Measures) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2002

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PART IIIMOVEMENT OF PIGS

Prohibition on certain movements of pigs

7.—(1) No person shall—

(a)move or cause to be moved a pig from a market or collecting centre to another market or collecting centre (other than a collecting centre for pigs intended for immediate slaughter);

(b)move a pig to a slaughterhouse save for the purpose of slaughter within 48 hours of its arrival there;

(c)remove a pig from a slaughterhouse except after slaughter; or

(d)return a pig to a farm from a market for pigs intended for immediate slaughter.

Restriction on movement of pigs within 20 days of a previous movement

8.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this article, whenever any animal has been moved to any premises, no person shall move any pig from those premises (or any other premises in the same sole occupancy group) before the expiry of a period of 20 days from the day on which the animal first referred to was delivered to those premises.

(2) The restriction contained in paragraph (1) shall not apply in any of the cases set out in article 3(2) of the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2002(1).

(3) Notwithstanding the prohibition in paragraph (1), no account shall be taken of the following movements—

(a)any movement referred to in article 3(3) of the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2002; or

(b)movement of a pig intended for breeding or growing from a source approved by the National Assembly for Wales onto any premises, when such movement is authorised in accordance with conditions set out in writing by a veterinary inspector.

Regulation of movement of pigs (other than pet pigs)

9.—(1) Without prejudice to articles 7 and 8, no person shall move or cause to be moved a pig (other than a pig that is kept solely as a pet) from any premises, unless it is accompanied by a document signed by the owner of the pig or his or her agent and which specifies—

(a)the address including postcode and CPH number of the premises from, and to which the pig is being moved;

(b)the date on which the movement is taking place;

(c)the number of pigs that the movement document covers;

(d)the identification mark of each of the pigs being moved;

(e)in the case of a movement from a market, the lot numbers of the pigs being moved.

(2) When the pigs arrive at their destination, the person moving the pigs shall give the document referred to in paragraph (1) to the keeper at the premises of destination who shall retain it for a period of 6 months.

(3) The keeper at the premises of destination shall, within 3 days of the arrival of pigs, send a copy of the document referred to in paragraph (1) to the local authority for the area in which the premises of destination are situated.

(4) The keeper of a pig being moved to premises outside Great Britain shall send a copy of the document referred to in paragraph (1) to the local authority for the area in which the premises from which the pigs are being moved, are situated.

Regulation of movement of pet pigs

10.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no person shall move, or cause to be moved from any premises, a pig kept solely as a pet, except under the authority of a licence issued under this article and in the form set out in Schedule 2.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply where the pig is being moved temporarily from the premises for the purpose of emergency veterinary treatment.

(3) A licence under this article may be issued by an inspector of the local authority for the area in which the movement commences or by an inspector of the Secretary of State.

Regulation of sales of pigs

11.—(1) No person shall hold a sale of pigs on a farm except in accordance with a licence issued by an inspector of the local authority for the area in which the farm is situated.

(2) A licence under paragraph (1) above shall not be issued, and a sale shall not be held, unless—

(a)the sale will comprise only pigs forming the whole or part of the standing herd of that farm, and

(b)no animals (other than animals moved on to the farm in accordance with the provisions of article 3(3) of the Disease Control (Interim Measures) (Wales) (No. 2) Order 2002) have been moved on to that farm on the day of sale or within a period of 20 days preceding the day of sale.

Provisions as to licences, etc.

12.—(1) Any licence issued for the purposes of this Part shall be valid only for the period stated in it.

(2) Any licence, notice, authority, or authorisation under this Order shall be in writing and—

(a)shall be subject to such conditions as are specified in it; and

(b)may be varied, suspended or revoked by the issuing authority by notice given to the person to whom it is issued but without prejudice to any thing done or omitted to be done before any such variation, suspension or revocation takes effect.

(3) Where this Order refers to a form which appears in a Schedule to this Order that reference shall be taken to include a form substantially to the like effect.

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