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The Animal Gatherings (Interim Measures) (Wales) Order 2002

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Title, application and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Animal Gatherings (Interim Measures) (Wales) Order 2002 and it applies to Wales.

(2) It comes into force on 11th February 2002 and shall cease to have effect on 1st December 2002.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires:

  • “animal gathering” (“crynhoad anifeiliaid”) means an occasion at which animals are brought together for the purposes of—

    (a)

    sale;

    (b)

    show;

    (c)

    exhibition;

    (d)

    onward consignment for slaughter within Great Britain; or

    (e)

    in the case of store cattle, onward consignment within Great Britain for further rearing or finishing,

    and includes the reception or temporary detention of those animals; and

  • “approved disinfectant” (“diheintydd a gymeradwywyd”) means a disinfectant listed in the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1978(1) as being approved for the time being for use under general orders.

The use of premises for animal gatherings

3.—(1) Subject to article 4 below, no person shall use premises for an animal gathering—

(a)in contravention of the provisions of the Schedule to this Order; and

(b)unless those premises are licensed for that purpose by a veterinary inspector.

(2) The licence referred to in paragraph (1) above—

(a)shall be in writing;

(b)may be amended, suspended or revoked by a notice in writing issued by a veterinary inspector; and

(c)may be subject to such conditions as the veterinary inspector considers necessary to control the introduction into or spread of disease within or from the premises to which the licence relates.

Exceptions to article 3

4.—(1) Article 3 above shall not apply where—

(a)all the animals attending the gathering are owned by the same person and have the same keeper; and

(b)the animal gathering is to take place on premises owned or occupied by the owner of the animals.

(2) For the purposes of this article, “keeper” means the person with principal responsibility for the day to day care and management of the animals.

Enforcement

5.  Except where otherwise provided, this Order shall be enforced by the local authority.

The Markets, Sales and Lairs Order 1925

6.  The Markets, Sales and Lairs Order 1925(2) shall not apply while this Order is in force.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(3)

Carwyn Jones

Assembly Secretary

8th February 2002

Lord Whitty

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

8th February 2002

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