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Protection Of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act 1964

1964 CHAPTER 39

F1An Act to amend the Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act 1954.

[10th June 1964]

Textual Amendments

F1Act repealed (E.W.) (27.3.2007 for W., 6.4.2007 for E.) by Animal Welfare Act 2006 (c. 45), s. 68(3), Sch. 4 (with ss. 1(2), 58(1), 59, 60); S.I. 2007/499, art. 2(2)(m); S.I. 2007/1030, art. 2(1)(m)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Words of enactment omitted under authority of Statute Law Revision Act 1948 (c. 62), s. 3

1 Enlargement of classes of operations in which anaesthetics must be used.E+W+S

(1)Schedule 1 to the M1Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act1954 (which lists operations which may be performed without ananaeesthetic) shall be amended as follows.

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(3)For paragraph 6 (castration of horses, asses or mules, bulls, sheep,goats and pigs below certain ages) there shall be substituted thefollowing paragraphs—

6The castration of a male animal specified in the following tablebefore it has reached the age so specified, that is to say—

bull...3 months
sheep...3 months
goat...2 months
pig...2 months

6AThe foregoing paragraph shall not apply to the castration of an animalby using a rubber ring or other device to constrict the flow of bloodto the scrotum unless the device is applied within the first week oflife.

(4)Paragraphs 7 and 8 (minor operations which are customarily performed without an anaesthetic) shall not in any circumstances permit—

(a)the castration of a male animal (but without prejudice to the circumstances in which castration is permitted by paragraph 6 of the Schedule as set out in subsection (3) of this section);

(b)the de-horning of cattle;

(c)the dis-budding of calves, except by means of chemical cauterisation applied within the first week of life; or

(d)the docking of lambs’ tails by using a rubber ring or other device to constrict the flow of blood to the tail, unless the device is applied within the first week of life.

(5)In this section “cattle” means bulls, cows, bullocks, heifers, calves, steers or oxen.

Textual Amendments

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2The text of S. 1(3) is in the form in which it was originally enacted: it was not reproduced in Statutes in Force and does not reflect any amendments or repeals which may have been made prior to 1.2.1991.

Marginal Citations

2 Short title, citation, extent and commencement.E+W+S

(1)This Act may be cited as the Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics) Act 1964, and—

(a)this Act and the Protection of Animals Acts 1911 to 1962 may be cited together as the Protection of Animals Acts 1911 to 1964; and

(b)this Act and the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Acts 1912 to 1962 may be cited together as the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Acts 1912 to 1964.

(2)This Act shall not extend to Northern Ireland.

(3)This Act shall come into operation at the expiration of the period of two months beginning with the date on which it is passed.