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Amendment no.9 to Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012

Vote from 27/03/2013

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Amendment No 9 moved by Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan:
In page 14, between lines 2 and 3, to insert the following:
“(2) A person shall be guilty of an offence if he keeps animals solely or primarily—
(a) for slaughter (whether by himself or another) for the value of their fur, or

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Amendment No 9 moved by Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan:
In page 14, between lines 2 and 3, to insert the following:
“(2) A person shall be guilty of an offence if he keeps animals solely or primarily—
(a) for slaughter (whether by himself or another) for the value of their fur, or
(b) for breeding progeny for such slaughter including keeping animals or (as the
case may be) breeding them for sale for slaughter for the value of their fur.

(3) This Act requires:
(a) the mandatory registration of current fur farmers, owners of farms used for fur farming,
(b) the Minister to appoint an official to make mandatory inspections on a regular basis of fur farming establishments to inspect the conditions of fur farms and ensure that humane practices are used according to the killing and eradication of animals,
(c) that only certified chemicals and processes be used to kill and eradicate ani- mals used for the purposes of fur and ones which are environmentally friendly and do not risk contamination, pollution or adverse effects on the surrounding natural environment"

Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012
Bill entitled an Act to revise the law relating to the health and welfare of animals and their protection and identification; to provide for the regulation of certain activities relating to animals; to prevent cruelty to animals; to make provision for the licensing of animal marts and for levies for the purposes of animal health and the control of animal diseases; to repeal various enactments relating to animals; to amend the Animal Remedies Act 1993 and to provide for related matters

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