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The Horse Passports (Wales) Regulations 2005

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14.—(1) No person may —

(a)destroy or deface a passport;

(b)alter any entry made in Section I of the passport;

(c)alter any of the details in Section II or III of the passport unless authorised in writing to do so by a passport-issuing organisation;

(d)make an entry in Section IV of the passport except in accordance with the rules and regulations of a passport-issuing organisation, and no person may alter any entry; or

(e)alter any details in Section V, VI, VII, VIII or IX of the passport; or

(f)change a declaration in Section IX that a horse is not intended for slaughter for human consumption (but if the declaration shows that the horse is intended for slaughter for human consumption, an owner may subsequently declare that the horse is not intended for slaughter for human consumption, in which case the horse will not be intended for slaughter for human consumption).

(2) No person may be in possession of a document which falsely purports to be a passport.

(3) In proceedings against a person for an offence of failing to comply with paragraph (2) it is a defence for that person to prove that he or she was not aware that the document was not a passport.

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