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The Animal Welfare Act 2006 (Commencement No. 2 and Saving and Transitional Provisions) (Wales) Order 2007

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Savings of codes of recommendations for welfare of livestock and transitional provisions

3.  (1)  Subject to paragraph 3, a code of recommendations for the welfare of livestock issued under section 3 of the 1968 Act—

(a)has effect during the transitional period in relation to a farmed animal of the species to which the code relates as if the code had been issued under section 14 of the 2006 Act;

(b)may be revised in accordance with sections 14 and 16 of the 2006 Act; and

(c)may be revoked in accordance with section 17 of the 2006 Act.

(2) In paragraph 1(a), the transitional period for a code of recommendations means the period between the coming into force of this Order and the revocation of that code of recommendations under section 17 of the 2006 Act.

(3) A code of recommendations—

(a)applies to a farmed animal of a species to which that code relates whether or not the animal is on agricultural land as defined in section 8(1) of the 1968 Act; and

(b)does not include the “Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Domestic Fowls”(1) which came into operation on 1 September 1987.

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Available from the Office of the Chief Veterinary Officer, Welsh Assembly Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ.

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