Welfare of Animals at Markets Order (as amended)

Applies to EnglandApplies to WalesApplies to Scotland

Title: Welfare of Animals at Markets Order (as amended)

Category: England, Wales and Scotland Law

Date: 1990 (amended 1993)

Reference: SI 1990/2628 [Full text] (SI 1993/3085 [Full text])

General Description:

This act revokes and replaces the Poultry (Exposure for Sale) Order 1937.

Under this act it is an offence:

  1. To allow an unfit animal to be exposed for sale (including animals likely to give birth).
  2. To cause or permit any injury or unnecessary suffering to an animal.
  3. To handle or tie animals in a specified way.
  4. To use excessive force, or specified instruments to control an animal.
  5. To knowingly obstruct or wantonly annoy an animal.

Pertinence to Agriculture: Livestock, Animal Welfare

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