Order On Education Etc. Of Persons Employed In Mink Farms, And The Training Of Persons Who Directly Supervises The Killing Of Fur Animals In Fur Farms

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om uddannelse m.v. af personer, der er beskæftiget i minkfarme, samt uddannelse af personer, der fører direkte tilsyn med aflivning af pelsdyr i pelsdyrfarme

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Overview (table of contents)

Chapter 1

scope


Chapter 2

Education, etc. of persons employed in mink farms


Chapter 3

Training of persons who directly supervises the killing of fur animals in fur farms


Chapter 4

Criminal and entry into force


Appendix 1

Training for people who have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm, see. § 3, paragraph. 1 pt. 1


Appendix 2

Training for people who have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm, see. § 3, paragraph. 1 pt. 2


Appendix 3

Continuing education for people who have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm, see. § 4, paragraph. 1


Appendix 4

Course for persons engaged in caring for live mink, see. § 5 paragraph. 1


The full text
Order on education etc. of persons employed in mink farms, and the training of persons who directly supervises the killing of fur animals in pelsdyrfarme1)
Pursuant to § 3 a, § 67 and § 70 paragraph. 3 of the Act on the keeping of animals laid. Legislative Decree no. 814 of 14 July 2012 and § 4 a paragraph. 2, § 13 paragraph. 2, § 28 para. 5 and 6 of the Animal Welfare Act, see. Act no. 1343 of 4 December 2007, the following authorization:

Chapter 1

Scope

§ 1. This Order shall apply to persons who are engaged in mink farms, which are covered by the Order on mandatory health advice in mink farms, and for certain teachers, see. The provisions of Executive Order Chapter 2.

PCS. 2. The Order also provides for the education of persons who directly supervises the killing of fur animals and complements Regulation (EC) no. 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at slaughter (hereinafter referred to as Regulation) see. the provisions of Executive Order Chapter 3.

PCS. 3. This Order shall in accordance with paragraph. 1 above situations apply to any national of an EU country, EEA country or country with which the EU has concluded an agreement with them and who wishes to practice as responsible for the daily operations of a mink farm, person engaged in the care of live mink or as a teacher, see. § 6 and who have obtained their professional qualifications in another EU country than Denmark, in an EEA country or a country with which the EU has concluded an agreement with them.

Chapter 2

Education, etc. of persons employed in mink farms

§ 2. The owner of a mink farm and the natural persons who have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm must ensure that the people they have worked to fit and handle live mink, have the professional skills and qualifications to carry out the work, including that they have completed training, courses and training, etc., see. §§ 3-5.

§ 3. The person or persons who have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm must have completed training consisting of:

1) a theoretical part, to include in Annex 1 described topics and have a duration of at least 32 hours as mentioned. However paragraph. 2, and

2) a practical part that must be settled in a mink farm with mandatory health advisory agreement, which shall include, in Annex 2 described topics and have a duration of at least 4 times every 37 hours.

PCS. 2. The part of the theoretical training related killing, in accordance. § 3, paragraph. 1 pt. 1, see. Annex 1, para. 8 may be waived if the person no later than the end of the training, has acquired a certificate of competence included the killing of mink, see. §§ 23 and 24

PCS. 3. Held the part of the theoretical training related killing, in accordance. § 3, paragraph. 1 pt. 1 See Appendix 1. Section. 8, a course provider approved by the Food Agency under the provisions of Chapter 3 of this Order, completed this part of the training in an examination and, if the test is passed, the issue of certificates of competence for killing mink, see. § 23.

PCS. 4. The training referred. Paragraphs. 1, shall be implemented one year after the person concerned has taken over responsibility for the operation.

PCS. 5. The requirements of paragraphs. 1 and 4 shall not apply to:

1) persons as referred to in § 6, paragraph. 1

2) persons who can demonstrate that they have completed one of the Ministry of Education approved training as agricultural assistant, or zookeeper assistant or such training subsequent step or education equivalent thereto or


3) persons who can demonstrate that they for a continuous period of 2 years within the last 10 years prior to 1 January 2012 has had the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm and can prove that they have completed the training, cf. Order on mandatory health advice in mink farms.

PCS. 6. Documentation for in paragraph. 5, no. 1, no. 2 or no. 3 above issues whenever required by the control authority.

§ 4. The natural person who has the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm must also regularly conduct training, to include in Annex 3 described topics and have a duration of at least 8 hours.

PCS. 2. Ongoing training must first be completed no later than 3 years after the successful completion of the program, cf.. § 3, paragraph. 1, completed training as referred to in § 3, paragraph. 5, no. 2, or completed training, see. § 3, paragraph. 5, no. 3. Then, continuing education conducted at least every three years. There is no requirement for training for persons referred to in § 6, paragraph. 1, even though they have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm.

§ 5. Persons engaged in the care of live mink and who have not completed a training specified. § 3, within four weeks of starting employment has begun to have completed a course of 8 hours' duration, which includes the Annex 4 described items.

PCS. 2. The requirements of paragraph. 1 shall not apply to:

1) persons as referred to in § 6, paragraph. 1

2) persons who can demonstrate that they have completed one of the Ministry of Education approved training as agricultural assistant, or zookeeper assistant or such training subsequent step or education equivalent thereto

3) persons who can demonstrate full-time employment with caring for live mink for a period of at least 12 consecutive months within the past 5 years,

4) pupils in agricultural or animal keeper training, or

5) persons who are related in direct line with or spouse of the owner or operator of the mink farm, as the person is engaged in.

§ 6. Education, training or course, see. §§ 3-5, to be held by a veterinarian or other person with relevant scientific Master's degree with knowledge of livestock or other person associated with an agricultural college, a trade or the like as lecturer in animal husbandry.

PCS. 2. The practical part of the program, cf.. § 3, paragraph. 1 pt. 2 may be conducted by a person who has the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm with mandatory health advisory agreement and who have completed the training, see. § 3.

PCS. 3. Whoever is responsible for education, training or course, see. Paragraph. 1 and 2, issue and sign a certificate of completion of education, training or course. The certificate is issued on form, available at the Food Agency's website (www.fvst.dk the Self-Service / Forms).

PCS. 4. The in charge of education, training or course, see. Paragraph. 1 and 2 store the information needed to issue certificates, and copies of certificates issued for 5 years by education, training or course is completed.

PCS. 5. Documentation for the implementation of education, training or course, see. §§ 3-5, the, of the person to whom it is issued, whenever required by the control authority.

§ 7. Teachers see. § 6 must inform recipients about:

1) contact information to DVFA,

2) the trade organizations of which he is a member,

3) his professional title and the EU / EEA country where the authorization for the use of the title is given and

4) any professional liability insurance, including the details of the insurance company and information about the insurance geographical coverage.

PCS. 2. If the recipient requests it, the teacher information on the rules governing the performance of the industry and how the recipient can access them.

Recognition of professional qualifications

§ 8. The requirements of § 3, paragraph. 1 and 4, § 5, paragraph. 1 and § 6 paragraph. 1 and 2 may be waived for persons who are nationals of an EU country, EEA country or a country with which the EU has concluded an agreement with them and who wish to establish themselves in Denmark respectively responsible for the daily operations of a mink farm, person engaged in the care of live mink or as a teacher, see. § 6 if they meet the conditions for recognition of professional qualifications in the law on access to certain professions in Denmark.


PCS. 2. Persons referred to. Paragraphs. 1, which wish to establish themselves in Denmark respectively responsible for the daily operation of a mink farm, person engaged in the care of live mink or as a teacher, see. § 6 shall apply DVFA directly or via www.businessindenmark.dk on access to exercise the profession. The proposal must include:

1) proof of their nationality and

2) attestation of competence or qualifications that provide access to exercise the profession in the relevant person's home country, and any document attesting to his professional experience.

§ 9. Food Administration and the competent authorities of other countries, as mentioned in § 1. 2, exchange necessary information regarding disciplinary action or criminal sanctions or any other serious, specific circumstances that are likely to have consequences for the pursuit of activities under this ordinance.

§ 10. Persons who are citizens of an EU country, EEA country or a country with which the EU has concluded an agreement with them and who wish to practice as respectively responsible for the daily operation of a mink farm, person engaged in care of live mink or as a teacher, see. § 6, in Denmark temporarily and occasionally, be within the activity submit a written notification to the DVFA. The notification shall be renewed once a year if the person wants to pursue the professional activity temporarily or occasionally in Denmark during the coming year.

PCS. 2. A notification pursuant. Paragraph 1 shall contain the following information:

1) For the applicant's full name.

2) the notifier residence address.

3) the notifier any address in Denmark.

PCS. 3. The first review shall also be accompanied by:

1) Proof of the nationality of.

2) Certification from the competent authority of the country of establishment that the notifier is legally established in the country of establishment for the purpose of pursuing that profession and that the notifier has not received permanent or temporary ban on exercising the profession.

3) Evidence of the professional qualifications.

§ 11. Food Administration may ask the competent authorities of other countries, as mentioned in § 1. 2, for each provision of services, see. § 10 paragraph. 1, require the necessary information on whether the service provider is legally established, good conduct of the service provider has been sentenced to professional disciplinary or criminal sanctions.

Chapter 3

Training of persons who directly supervises the killing of fur animals in fur farms

Supervision of the killing of fur animals

§ 12. The owner of fur farm and the natural persons who have the daily responsibility for operating a fur farm, to ensure that the killing of fur animals occurs only in the presence and under the direct supervision of a person who has a certificate of competence, see. § 23 and § 24

Approval of the provider of courses relating to the killing of fur animals

§ 13. Food Authority may on application approve a course provider to organize courses for obtaining certificate of competence relating to the killing of fur animals in accordance. Article 21 paragraph. 2.

PCS. 2. It is a requirement that the training provider in connection with courses for obtaining certificate of competence relating to the killing of fur hold final test for and issue the certificate of competence to the participants. Approval as a provider of training courses therefore requires also that the training provider fulfills the provisions of Article 21, paragraph. 2.

PCS. 3. An approved course provider, see. Paragraph. 2, may also after prior approval from the Food & Drug Administration, issue certificates of competence for simplified procedure under. § 24.

§ 14. Application for approval as a course provider submitted to the Food & Drug Administration and must be received by the Agency no later than 8 weeks prior to commencement of the course. Course may not be held before approval as a course provider is achieved. Applications can also be submitted via www.businessindenmark.dk.

§ 15. Application for approval as a course provider shall be accompanied by the following documentation:

1) Training program for the course.

2) Information on which / what species of animal (s) course shall include.

3) information about the course duration.

4) information about the teacher (s) and its / their skills.

5) information about the form, content and duration of the final written test, as well as who conducts the examination.

6) Proof that the applicant has the necessary expertise, the necessary staff and the necessary equipment for organizing the course.

7) Declaration that the candidate is independent and without conflicts of interest in relation to the final examination and the issuance of certificates of competence.


§ 16. A training program shall target the species the course concerns and the subjects to ensure that participants have the necessary competencies, see. Article 7 paragraph. 3, for the killing of fur animals and Annex IV to the Regulation on the compliance of activities and issues to be examined in order for a certificate of competence can be achieved.

§ 17. A course may include one or more fur species. A course comprising one fur species must have a duration of at least 3 hours of effective teaching time, exclusive final examination and breaks. A course covering several fur species must have a duration of at least 3 hours of effective teaching time, exclusive final examination and breaks plus a minimum of 3 hours of effective teaching time, exclusive final examination and breaks per. additional coat species.

§ 18. Veterinarians or other persons with sufficient relevant knowledge and experience about the topics to be included in teaching and for examination of the meaning. Annex IV to the Regulation may teach in courses for obtaining certificate of competence pursuant. To paragraph . 2.

PCS. 2. The part of the course corresponding handling of sick and injured animals, must be administered by a veterinarian. Similarly, training in assessment of effective stunning administered by a veterinarian or a person with equivalent scientific experience with stunning efficiency.

§ 19. The approved as a training provider retain the information necessary to issue certificate of competence, and a copy of the certificate of competence, for 5 years after the course is completed and test organized. At the request of the Food Authority a copy of the certificate of competence as well as other information provided to the Board.

PCS. 2. On termination as a course provider's course provider obliged to transfer stored information and material set. Paragraphs. 1 to DVFA.

§ 20. Food Administration shall publish on the Agency's website (www.fvst.dk) a list of approved training providers.

§ 21. Food Administration decides on the approval as a course provider within 4 weeks of receipt of application and necessary documentation, see. § 15, cf.. However paragraph. 2.

PCS. 2. The period in paragraph. 1 may be renewed once, if the complexity of the case justifies it. DVFA justify the extension and duration of the extension and notify the applicant within the time limit in paragraph. 1.

PCS. 3. When the Food Agency has received an application for approval as a course provider sends the Board a receipt to the applicant stating

1) processing period referred to. Paragraphs. 1 and 2,

2) the applicant may not offer courses before he is approved as a training provider and

3) redress.

PCS. 4. Food Administration has not taken and announced its decision within the period provided in paragraph. 1 and 2, it does not mean that the applicant can consider the application to be granted.

§ 22. A course provider must inform the recipient to:

1) contact information to DVFA which the authority has approved course provider and

2) any commercial insurance, including the details of the insurance company and information on the insurance geographical coverage.

Certificate of Competence

§ 23. Certificate of Competence relating to the killing of fur animals obtained by attending courses and by, when the course to pass a final test, see. However, § 24 Certificate of Competence issued by the training provider, see. § 20, the form available on the Food Authority's website ( www.fvst.dk the Self-Service / Forms).

§ 24. Until 8 December 2015, the Food Agency or approved course provider, see. § 20, issue certificates of competence to persons who can prove at least three years of relevant professional experience (simplified procedure). Relevant professional experience documented using the form available on the Food Authority's website (www.fvst.dk the Self-Service / Forms). Certificate of Competence for simplified procedure issued on the form available on the Food Authority's website (www.fvst.dk the Self-Service / Forms).

§ 25. Application for certificate of competence for simplified procedure under. § 24 shall be submitted to the Food & Drug Administration or approved course provider, see. § 20, and supporting documents for at least three years of relevant professional experience as well as in § 27 that declaration. Information on which the application for simplified procedure must be submitted, will appear on the Food Authority's website (www.fvst.dk). Applications must be submitted using the application form available on the Food Authority's website (www.fvst.dk during Selbetjening / Forms).


§ 26. A certificate of competence pursuant to § 23 shall include information on what / which fur animal species (s) and the type of equipment certificate is valid. The certificate of competence shall also contain a declaration that the holder has passed an independent final examination, which includes examination of the cases covered by Annex IV mentioned issues for the killing of fur animals compared to the / the fur species (is) proof covers.

PCS. 2. A certificate of competence pursuant to § 24 (simplified procedure) shall contain information about what / which fur animal species (s) and the type of equipment certificate is valid. The certificate of competence shall also contain a declaration that the holder of the certificate at least three years of relevant professional experience in relation to the / the fur species (is) proof covers.

§ 27. Certificate of Competence can only be granted if the applicant has provided a written statement that he has not committed a serious infringement of Community law and / or national law on animal protection in the three years preceding the date of application for such proof. Declaration must be made on the form available on the Food Authority's website (www.fvst.dk the Self-Service / Forms).

§ 28. Food Administration shall publish and update on the Agency's website www.fvst.dk a list of qualifications recognized as equivalent to the certificate of competence, see. Article 21 paragraph. 7.

Control etc.

§ 29. Certificate of Competence to be, of the person to whom it is issued, whenever required by the control authority.

§ 30. Food Administration may suspend or withdraw certificates of competence referred. Article 22 paragraph. 1, point c). In case of suspension or withdrawal of a certificate of competence shall DVFA issuer of the certificate of competence thereof.

§ 31. Food Administration may suspend or revoke an approval as a course provider, see. Article 22 paragraph. 1, point c)

Chapter 4

Criminal and entry into force

§ 32. Penalty that violate § 2, § 3, paragraph. 1, § 4, § 5, paragraph. 1, § 6, paragraph. 1, 2, 4 and 5, § 7, § 10 paragraph. 1, § 12, § 19 or § 29

PCS. 2. The penalty may increase to imprisonment for up to two years if by the act or omission occurred offense is committed with intent or gross negligence, and the contravention:

1) caused harm to human or animal health or the risk thereof, or

2) achieved or was intended to achieve financial gain for the person in question or others, including savings.

PCS. 3. It may be imposed on companies etc. (legal persons) under the rules of the Penal Code Chapter 5.

§ 33. This Order shall enter into force on 1 January 2013. § 32 paragraph. 1 However, with regard to § 12 first effect from 1 July 2013.

PCS. 2. Order no. 1289 of 20 December 2011 on training requirements, etc. for persons engaged in mink farms repealed.

Food Administration, December 14, 2012
Per S. Henriksen
/ Kirsten Sejlstrup



Appendix 1

Training for people who have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm, see. § 3, paragraph. 1 pt. 1
Theoretical part
house- wives must have a minimum duration of 32 hours (excl. Breaks) and contain at least the following topics:



1) Laws and regulations (2 hours):

a) Governing Law: Review of the current legislation with particular focus on the rules that affect the mink health and welfare, including interpretation and handling of queries. Review of rules regarding records of drug use and dead animals. Review of rules on labeling and registration of the CHR, requirements for trade in live mink, export and import and transport regulations thereunder.

b) Development of official controls: Review of the structure of the public control. Who does what? How is it? How sanctions are imposed? What is a warning, an injunction and a police report, and what are the implications of these for the owner and / or the person responsible for mink farm?

c) Health advise: Review of rules for health advice agreements. How are they structured, what is the purpose, and how do you get the most out of them? What are the rules for medication subject health advisory agreements?

2) The mink as productive (2 hours):

a) mink biology: The mink compared to the other animals, its origin, domestication and production development.


b) mink annual production cycle: Review of mink annual production cycle, including day length of daylight for the mink annual production cycle and its implications for the care and development of production.

3) Behavioural Biology (3 hours):

a) mink behavior: What are the mink in the course of a day? What uses the most time on and what is important? How do you measure whether something is important for the mink?

b) Normal and abnormal behavior, including stereotypes: what is normal and abnormal behavior in mink? Is normal behavior always good, and abnormal behavior always bad? What can minks learn and what is hereditary?

c) Temperament: What is the mink temperament? How to measure temperament with a stick test and how the test can be used in breeding? What other options are there?

4) Welfare (5 hours):

a) What is welfare? Reviewing different definitions and concepts of animal welfare. How is the mink opportunities to have a good welfare? How is the mink welfare? What actions can the farmer take?

b) The main conditions for mink welfare - what can the farmer do? How is the mink welfare in the Danish mink production, and what are the causes of good and poor welfare?

5) Health (5 hours):

a) Infectious diseases and production-related diseases: Review of symptoms, prevention and treatment of major infectious diseases. Rules for notifiable diseases in mink. Review of symptoms, prevention and treatment of the most common diseases in mink.

b) Treatment and criteria for medical treatment of mink: When is the basis for treating all animals in mink farm in relation to the treatment of individual animals? Interaction between medical treatment according to your veterinarian's instructions and general changes in feeding and care.

c) Criteria for the movement, treatment or euthanasia of mink with injuries or illness: What is the appropriate treatment for sick and injured animals, including follow-up after initiation of treatment? When should vet called and when is sacrifice necessary? What is "normal" mortality and morbidity during the year and how much it must vary before the vet should be called?

6) Biosecurity and vaccination (1 hour):

a) Effective strategies to prevent disease: What is vaccination and the diseases can be prevented? When and how to vaccinate most effectively? What determines whether or not to vaccinate?

b) Biosecurity including preventive biosecurity: How to keep diseases out of the farm? Review of preventive measures, including hygiene, boot shift changes costumes, sink and disinfection of clothes / boots etc.

7) The feeding and care (3 hours):

a) Effective strategies for good production without disease: Review of feeding strategies for mink compared to legislation, production and mink's health and welfare. How do you get the various considerations to move up to a higher level, and where is the challenge? How is feeding on a daily basis and how do you measure success?

8) The killing of mink (3 hours), see. Regulation foreseen. Annex IV to the Regulation:

a) Review of laws and regulations for the killing of animals in general and mink in particular

b) Killing by pelting: Handling and retention of mink, review of stunning techniques and knowledge of manufacturers' instructions on stunning equipments, including requirements for forming and use of killing boxes, purchasing and storage of CO2 and CO, safe use of CO2 from the bottle or CO exhaust including the use of filter and cooled exhaust gas reserve of stunning and / or killing, monitoring the effectiveness of stunning and confirmation that they are dead, basic maintenance and cleaning of stunning and / or killing.

c) The killing of sick and injured animals: Review of effective and practical method for the killing of sick or injured mink outside the pelting season.

9) of medicine Course (8 hours): See. Order on animal owners use of medicines for animals as well as official controls and food business checks on residues.



Appendix 2

Training for people who have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm, see. § 3, paragraph. 1 pt. 2
Practical part
house- wives must have a duration of at least 4 weeks of 37 hours (excl. Breaks), and at least the following topics:




1) The period up to flushing (min. 37 hours)

2) Weaning or lactation (min. 37 hours)

3) Growth Period (min. 37 hours)

4) Course in killing (min. 37 hours) on the following topics (see. Regulation foreseen. Annex IV to the Regulation):

a) Practical aspects of handling and restraining animals.

b) Practical aspects of stunning techniques and knowledge of manufacturers' instructions on stunning equipments.

c) Back-up stunning and / or killing.

d) Monitoring the effectiveness of stunning and confirmation of death.

e) Basic maintenance and cleaning of equipment for anesthesia and / or killing.



Appendix 3

Continuing education for people who have the daily responsibility for the operation of a mink farm, see. § 4, paragraph. 1
course should have a duration of at least 8 hours (excl. Breaks) and include as a minimum:



1) Recent knowledge about animal welfare, drug use and health, including new legislation.

2) Management.

3) Indhusningssystemer.

4) Biosecurity.



Appendix 4

Course for persons engaged in caring for live mink, see. § 5 paragraph. 1
course should have a duration of at least 8 hours (excl. Breaks) and include at least the following subjects, as the animal welfare aspects involved in all relevant contexts during the 4 points:



1) Legislation, including records of dead mink and medication use.

2) Indhusningssystemer, including cage sizes in relation to the number mink nest boxes and access to straw and pipe / shelf mm (employment and enrichment of the cage environment).

3) The care and handling of live mink, including feeding, proper handling of sick and injured mink and killing. What is the appropriate treatment for sick and injured animals, including follow-up after initiation of treatment? When should vet called and when is sacrifice necessary?

4) Biosecurity, including preventive biosecurity, infectious diseases and vaccination.
Official notes

1) The notice supplements and contains some provisions from European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No. 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at slaughter, the OJ 2009 no. L 303, p. 1. According to Article 249 of the EC Treaty, a regulation applicable in all Member States. The reproduction of certain provisions of the Regulation of the Order are exclusively based on practical considerations and does not affect the regulations are directly applicable in Denmark. The Order also contains provisions implementing parts of European Parliament and Council Directive 2005/36 / EC of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications, the OJ 2005 no. L 225, p. 22, last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) no. 279/2009 of 7 april 2009, the OJ 2009 no. L 93, p. 11, and parts of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/123 / EC of 12 december 2006 on services in the internal market, the OJ 2006 no. L 376, p. 36.