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Welfare of Animals During Transport

Friday, November 09, 2007

From 5th of January 2008 farmers hauling their own stock and professional hauliers on journeys over 65km will need to hold a Certificate of competence issued by an independent body. Certificate can be obtained by sitting multiple choice test. Registration for tests can be done through SFQC. Form can be by downloaded below in PDF format. SFQC can be contacted on 0131 335 6641.
The Regulation does not apply to the transport of animals: where the transport is not in connection with an economic activity; Transport to or from veterinary practices or clinics under veterinary advice; where the animal is an Individual animal accompanied by its owner (or other responsible person) and is fit for journey; or where animals are pet animals accompanied by their owner on a private journey.


www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/welfare/farmed/transport/eu-transportreg.htm

Competent_driver.pdf