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16 October 2007

UK - Defra has issued a licence permitting the movement of ruminating animals out of a Bluetongue Protection Zone or Control Zone to slaughter.

The licence only applies to movements to the approved abattoirs in England listed here.

Click here to download the licence.

The EXD457 (BT)(E) general licence conditions are:

  • Movements originating in the Bluetongue Control Zone must be direct to the slaughterhouse.
  • Movements originating in the Bluetongue Protection Zone may be direct, or via a collection centre or market held within the Bluetongue Protection Zone. Multiple pick ups (within the Protection Zone only) are allowed for movements originating in the Protection Zone but movement must be direct to the slaughterhouse after leaving the zone.
  • Movements originating in the Bluetongue Protection Zone must be completed (with animals arriving at the slaughterhouse) by 15:00 at the latest.
  • Movements originating in the Bluetongue Control Zone must be completed (with animals arriving at the slaughterhouse) by 12 midday at the latest.
  • Before the animals have been loaded on the vehicle the inside of the animal compartment must be treated with a residual insecticidal spray licensed by the Health and Safety Executive. See this on the NFU website.
  • Owners must ensure that the animals are fit to travel and do not show any signs of disease.
  • A person moving anything under authority of a general licence granted under the Order must carry with them at all times during the licensed movement, a consignment note which contains details of what is moved, including its quantity; the date of the movement; the name of the consignor; the address of the premises from which the movement started; the name of the consignee; and the address of the premises of destination. On demand made by an inspector, or other officer of the Secretary of State, the person moving anything under authority of a general licence must produce the consignment note and allow a copy or extract to be taken; and on such demand provide his name and address.
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