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The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act(Amendment) Order 1993

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Statutory Instruments

1993 No. 2103


The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act(Amendment) Order 1993


23rd August 1993

Laid before Parliament

2nd September 1993

Coming into force

1st October 1993

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 1(3)(a) and (c) and section 7(9) of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986(1), I hereby make the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act (Amendment) Order 1993 and shall come into force on 1st October 1993.

2.  In this Order, “the Act of 1986” means the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986.

3.  For the purposes of the Act of 1986 “a protected animal” shall include any invertebrate of the species Octopus vulgaris from the stage of its development when it becomes capable of independent feeding.

4.  At the end of Schedule 2 to the Act of 1986 (animals to be obtained only from designated breeding or supplying establishments), there shall be added—

  • Any bird of the species Coturnix coturnix (quail)..

Michael Howard

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Home Office

23rd August 1993

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order extends the scope of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in two ways as from 1st October 1993. First, it extends the definition of “a protected animal” for the purposes of the Act to include Octopus vulgaris from the time at which it becomes capable of independent feeding. Secondly, it adds quail (Coturnix coturnix) to the list of animals in Schedule 2 to that Act (Animals to be obtained only from designated breeding or supplying establishments). The addition of quail (Coturnix coturnix) to Schedule 2 implements a requirement of Article 21 of Council Directive No. 86/609/EEC (OJ No. L 358, 18.12.86, p.1.) on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States regarding the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes.

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