Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011

9.

Irish Greyhound Stud Book and identification of greyhounds.

9.— (1) The Club may maintain the Irish Greyhound Stud Book in non-legible form if it is capable of being reproduced in legible form.

(2) Notwithstanding any rules of the Club, the Minister may, after consultation with the Board and the Club, make regulations regarding—

( a) the identification and traceability of a greyhound by means of a tattoo, document, genetic or electronic means or otherwise including—

(i) the manner in which the greyhound is to be identified,

(ii) the period within which, and the circumstances where, the greyhound is to be identified,

(iii) the person responsible for identifying the greyhound, and

(iv) the form, content and maintenance of records relating to the identification or traceability of the greyhound,

or

( b) the entry in the Irish Greyhound Stud Book of information obtained under the regulations.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C3

Application of section restricted (1.06.2015) by Microchipping of Dogs Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 63 of 2015), reg. 14, in effect as per reg. 1.

Limitation on Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011

14. Regulations under section 9 (2) of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 do not apply to a dog microchipped and registered in accordance with these Regulations.

C4

Application of section affected (6.03.2014) by Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 (15/2013), s. 36(6)(b), S.I. No. 106 of 2014.

Animal health and welfare regulations.

36.— ...

(6) Animal health and welfare regulations may provide for the extent (if any) to which—

( a) regulations under section 28 of the Control of Horses Act 1996 relating to the identification of horses, or

( b) regulations under section 9(2) of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 regarding the identification and traceability of greyhounds,

do not apply.