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|Welfare of Broiler Chickens Bill
This is the text of the Welfare of Broiler Chickens Bill, as presented to the House of Commons and printed on 4 March 1998.
Welfare of Broiler Chickens Bill
B I L L
Protect the health and welfare of broiler chickens kept in indoor husbandry systems.
BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
|Protection of broiler chickens.|| 1. - (1) It shall be an offence to keep or knowingly cause or permit to be kept any broiler chicken in an indoor husbandry system except where- |
| (2) A person shall not be guilty of an offence under subsection (1)(d) where a chicken has been treated or humanely slaughtered immediately after it has been found to be unable to support its weight or to walk without difficulty (whether following inspection under subsection (1)(e) or at any other time).|
| (3) A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.|
|Interpretation.|| 2. In this Act "broiler chicken" means a domestic fowl kept for meat production or breeding.|
|Short title and commencement.|| 3. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Welfare of Broiler Chickens Act 1998.|
| (2) This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two years beginning on the day on which it is passed.|
|© Parliamentary copyright 1998||Prepared 11 March 1998|