Farm Animal Welfare Law Enforcement & Inspections 2013

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Dear Buckinghamshire County Council,

Please can you provide figures for 2013 in relation to the following questions:

Enforcement
1. In relation to farm animal species only, how many prosecution proceedings did you commence for offences named in the Animal Welfare Act 2006?
a. Of those proceedings, how many resulted in a successful prosecution?
2. In relation to farm animal species only, how many improvement notices did you serve for failures to comply with section 9(1) of the Animal Welfare Act 2006?
3. How many prosecution proceedings did you commence for offences named in Section 7 of the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007?
a. Of those proceedings, how many resulted in a successful prosecution?
4. How many compliance notices were issued by your inspectors for failures to comply with the Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order 2006?

Inspections
1. How many people do you employ to carry out farm animal welfare inspections as part of their duties?
a. How many farm animal welfare inspections did they complete?
2. How many people do you employ to carry out enforcement of the Animal Health Act 1981 as part of their duties?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
Animals Weekly

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
you have requested is as follows.

 

Enforcement

1.       In relation to farm animal species only, how many prosecution
proceedings did you commence for offences named in the Animal Welfare Act
2006? 0 (zero)

a.       Of those proceedings, how many resulted in a successful
prosecution? N/A

2.       In relation to farm animal species only, how many improvement
notices did you serve for failures to comply with section 9(1) of the
Animal Welfare Act 2006? 0(zero)

3.       How many prosecution proceedings did you commence for offences
named in Section 7 of the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations
2007? 0 (zero)

a.       Of those proceedings, how many resulted in a successful
prosecution? N/A

4.       How many compliance notices were issued by your inspectors for
failures to comply with the Welfare of Animals (Transport) (England) Order
2006? 0(zero)

 

Inspections

1.       How many people do you employ to carry out farm animal welfare
inspections as part of their duties? 17

a.       How many farm animal welfare inspections did they complete? 40

2.       How many people do you employ to carry out enforcement of the
Animal Health Act 1981 as part of their duties? 17

 

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