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Gamebirds: Code of Practice for the Welfare of Gamebirds Reared for Sporting Purposes

DescriptionGamebirds code
ISBN978-0-7559-9945
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 03, 2011

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9945 3
DPPAS 11171

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Contents

Preface

Introduction

Recommendations
1. Origin of stock
2. Incubation and hatching
3. Inspection and husbandry
4. Food and water
5. Management devices
6. Housing and penning
7. Disease treatment and record keeping
8. Catching and transportation
9. Preparation for release

Annex 1: Other legislation affecting gamebirds

This Code which has been prepared following consultation, is issued with the authority of the Scottish Parliament pursuant to section 37 (animal welfare codes) of the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

The Code applies in Scotland and has been issued by the Scottish Ministers (following approval by the Scottish Parliament).

THIS CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE WELFARE OF GAMEBIRDS REARED FOR SPORTING PURPOSES WAS MADE ON 3 RD DECEMBER 2010, WAS APPROVED BY RESOLUTION OF THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ON 9 TH FEBRUARY 2011 AND COMES INTO EFFECT ON 28 TH FEBRUARY 2011.