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Exceptions to the prohibition on mutilations

3.  Section 5(1) and (2) of the Act does not apply to a procedure listed in Schedule 1, providing it is carried out—

(a)in accordance with any relevant requirement in Schedules 2 to 9;

(b)in such a way as to minimise the pain and suffering it causes to the animal;

(c)in hygienic conditions; and

(d)in accordance with good practice.