As we come into lambing season, members are reminded of tail docking and castration regulations.
The Welfare of Livestock (Prohibited Operations)
Regulations 1982 (S.I. 1982 No. 1884), as amended
by the Welfare of Livestock (Prohibited Operations)
(Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987 No. 114)
prohibit penis amputation and other penile
operations, tooth grinding, freeze dagging and
short-tail docking of sheep unless sufficient tail is
retained to cover the vulva in the case of female
sheep and the anus in the case of male sheep.