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Artificial Reproduction of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1975

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Control of artificial reproductionN.I.

5.—(1) The Department may make regulations for controlling the practice of artificial reproduction of animals.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), regulations may—


(i)the artificial insemination of any animal;

(ii)the transplantation of ova from one animal into another;

(iii)the collection, storage, distribution or sale of the semen or ova of any animal;

except by a person under and in accordance with the conditions of a licence granted by the Department;

(b)prohibit the collection, storage, distribution or sale of the semen or ova of any animal except in premises or vehicles for which a licence has been granted;F1. . .

(c)require, for the purpose of identification, the owner of progeny which have been artificially produced from any animal to mark the progeny in such manner and within such period after birth as may be prescribed by regulations[F1 and]

[F1(d)make provision in respect of advertisements in connection with the artificial reproduction of animals.]

(3) Where the Department is satisfied—

(a)that the withholding of a licence is necessary as a precaution against the spread of disease; or

(b)that the applicant is not a suitable person to hold a licence; or

(c)that the facilities for the collection, storage, distribution or sale of semen or ova are inadequate;

the Department shall not grant a licence under this Article.

[F1(3A) A licence under this Article may be granted by the Department on payment of such fee as the Department may determine.]

(4) A licence under this Article may at any time be revoked by the Department.

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