The Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs (Appointed Day and Revocation) (England) Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020

2020No. 127

ANIMALS, ENGLAND

ANIMAL WELFARE

The Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs (Appointed Day and Revocation) (England) Order 2020

Made6thFebruary2020

The Secretary of State makes this Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 15(5) and (7) and 17(1) and (2) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (“the Act”)( 1).

In accordance with section 15(1) of the Act, the Secretary of State published a draft code of practice, consulted on the draft such persons appearing to the Secretary of State to represent any interests concerned as the Secretary of State considered appropriate and considered any representations made by them.

In accordance with section 15(2) of the Act, the Secretary of State laid a draft of the code of practice referred to in article 2 of this instrument before Parliament on 9th September 2019.

In accordance with section 15(4) of the Act, within a period of forty days( 2) neither House resolved not to approve the draft and the Secretary of State issued the code in the form of the draft.

Citation

1. This Order may be cited as the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs (Appointed Day and Revocation) (England) Order 2020.

Appointed day

2. The day appointed for the coming into force of the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs is 1st March 2020.

Revocation

3. The Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs( 3) is revoked on 1st March 2020.

Transitional provision

4.—(1) This article applies in relation to any proceedings arising from a complaint (whenever presented) alleging that a person has, before 1st March 2020, caused unnecessary suffering to an animal under section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

(2) Where this article applies—

(a) the Code of Practice referred to in article 2 has no effect for the purposes of section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and

(b) the Code of Recommendations referred to in article 3 continues to have effect for the purposes of that section.

6th February 2020

Zac Goldsmith

Minister of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order appoints 1st March 2020 as the day on which the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs comes into force in England.

Article 3 revokes the previous Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs.

Article 4 provides that the new Code of Practice will not apply to proceedings relating to any alleged act causing unnecessary suffering to an...

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