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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: the law on the protection of animals in animal protection laws of the Republic of Latvia (Saeima and the Cabinet of Ministers rapporteur, 2000, no. 2; 2002; 2003, 2, no, no. 6, 16; 2005, nr. 10, 3. No; 2007; 2008, no. 3, 2009, no. 21; Latvian journal 62, 205, 2010. No.) the following amendments: 1. Express article 1 by the following: "article 1. The law is applied in the following terms: 1) amusement animal — animal kept for public display for entertainment or education purposes, except that there the animal Zoo; 2-the animal's owner) the legal or natural person who owns an animal; 3), the holder of the animal: the person handling and care of animals; 4) an animal shelter — a specially equipped place to accommodating izķerto, seized and helpless state firms; 5) animal hotel — specially equipped place to House (rooms) the owner of an animal for a certain period of time can leave the care of your animal; 6) — animal euthanasia of life functions stop painless way; 7) experimental animals, bred or in the procedures to be used; 8) experimental animal keeper: the growing use of animals in procedures or for the use of tissues or organs for scientific purposes, gaining or not gaining profit; 9) experimental animal user — the person who uses the animal procedure, gaining or not gaining profit; 10) supplier of animals — a person who is not a keeper, and the use of animals in procedures or for the use of tissues or organs for scientific purposes, gaining or not gaining profit; 11) pilot project: work programme with specific scientific objectives, which include one or more procedures; 12-animal welfare) physiological and Ethological needs of the package of measures; 13) livestock-animal cultivated and there acquisition of products of animal origin or for other purposes in practice, including the restricted area at a wild animal species and genetic modification techniques for animal; 14) House (rooms), animals animals that people there for your pleasure; 15): the use of animals for scientific or experimental purposes, with known or unknown outcome, or educational purposes with non-invasive Interventional or method authorized activities of experimental animals can cause pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm, which is the smallest degree of intensity like a needle is administered, as well as any action that causes or may cause the animal's birth or hatching in this State or a new genetically modified animal line generation except for the killing of animals to use the tissues or organs; 16) wild animal species — animals whose evolution is not consciously influenced people to meet their needs; 17) sports and working animals, animals who have mastered specific skills and specific human activity; 18) Zoo a permanent place where wild animals are kept for exhibition to the public for viewing for seven or more days of the year for the conservation of the species, propagation, reintroduction, research and public education. "
2. Add to article 8 at the fifth, sixth and seventh subparagraph by the following: "(5) the Latvian society of veterinary surgeons trained stray dogs and cats shall issue and revoke the catcher, the catcher and the animals recorded leads educated animal catcher. (6) the performance of the fifth part of this article is mentioned in the State administration tasks, including issuing the relevant administrative provisions, the veterinarian Association of Latvia is the Ministry of agriculture in the functional authority. (7) in the fifth subparagraph of this article, the above tasks in Latvia adopted by the decision of the society or opposition appeal shall not suspend its activity. "
3. Supplement article 9, first paragraph, point 1, point "a" after the words "captive-bred animal protection and welfare" with the words "and the protection of animals".
4. in article 10: replace the introductory paragraph of the article, the word "approved" by the word "States"; make paragraph 4 by the following: "4) protection of experimental animals: a) trial breeders ', suppliers ' and users ' registration and its cancellation), (b) the requirements of the test animal breeders, suppliers and users, (c)) the order in which the pilot project, the person responsible shall issue and revoke the authorization for the pilot project, d) procedures for issuing, amending, renewing and revoke the authorization for the pilot project, e) welfare requirements for animals the name, growing, keeping, care, delivery and use, f) a list of animals bred for use in procedures, g) pilot project evaluation procedures h) requirements for premises, equipment, inventory, equipment, i) requirements of breeders, suppliers and users and employees, j) structure and the structure of welfare tasks, k) of experimental animals killing methods, l) the order in which the documents to be submitted the pilot project authorisation procedure) m severity classification, n) requirements for repeated use of animals in procedures o) track information, compilation and reporting, as well as documentation storage procedures; " make paragraph 8 by the following: ' 8) procedures for the transport of animals, the animal welfare requirements for the transport of the vehicle, as well as the procedures for the issue and registers the animal carrier permission and authorisation of a vehicle for the transport of animals; " exclude paragraph 9; make paragraph 15 as follows: "15) State fees and payment procedures for the authorization of the pilot project for the use of animals in procedures;" turn off paragraph 19; to express the point 20 as follows: "20) requirements for stray dogs and cats, animal runner schools, training programs, training, and procedures of registration fee for animal training and catcher manufacture and issuance of the certificate, as well as animal runner's license issuance and cancellation procedures;" to supplement the article with the following paragraph 23: "23) arrangements for training in animal welfare matters, training, procedures and void evidence served on training, as well as a trained person registration procedures." 5. Article 11 shall be expressed by the following: ' article 11. (1) the animal protection Council of ethics is a consultative institution that educates the public and makes recommendations to the national regulatory authorities and municipalities, as well as the experimental animal breeders, suppliers and users created welfare bodies in the field of animal protection. It shall consist of the public authorities and scientific institutions, associations, foundations and other institutions which work in the field of animal protection. (2) the Cabinet of Ministers approves the animal protection Council of ethics rules. (3) the animal protection Council of ethics approved by the Minister of agriculture. " 6. Make the article 24 as follows: "article 24. Procedures: 1) it is prohibited to use animals where there is another scientific method or testing strategy that does not relate to the use of live animals; 2 if desired) results of European Union law is recognized by another scientific method or testing strategy that does not relate to the use of live animals; 3) animals belonging to endangered species, referred to the 1973 Washington Convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora and the Council of 9 December 1996, Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein, in Annex A; 4) animals captured in the wild; 5) Primate, non-human primates; 6) straying and House (rooms), animals. " 7. Add to the fifth chapter with 24.1 and 24.2 of the article as follows: "article 24.1. The food and veterinary service according to Cabinet requirements may permit the use of captured wild animals in procedures, Primate, non-human primates and endangered animal species. 24.2 article. The Cabinet of Ministers shall determine the order in which wild animals are captured, Primate, non-human primates, and endangered species of animals used in procedures. " 8. Express article 25 and 26 as follows: "article 25. The animals allowed to use procedures, if their purpose is to: 1) basic studies; 2) practical or applied research that are: a) to prevent, prevent, diagnose or treat human and animal or plant diseases, disorders, or other abnormality, or their effects, caused by (b)) to assess, diagnose, adjust, or change the human, animal or plant physiological state, c) to ensure animal welfare and improve agricultural animal housing conditions; 3) medicine, food, feed and other substances or products of the development, production or the quality, efficacy and safety inspection; 4 protection of the natural environment) human or animal health or welfare; 5) studies, which are designed to preserve animal species; 6) higher education or training, the purpose of which is to acquire, maintain or improve skills; 7) Court medical expertise. 26. article. The use of animals for scientific, experimental or educational purposes selectable such procedure in which: 1) uses the minimum number of animals; 2) involved with the lowest animals the ability to feel pain, suffering, discomfort or lasting harm; 3) leads to the animals the least possible pain, suffering, discomfort or lasting harm; 4) have the greatest opportunity to ensure satisfactory results. " 9. To supplement the fifth chapter with 26.1 26.2 the following article and wording: "26.1 article. (1) the use of Animals in procedures requires a food and veterinary service issued a permit for the pilot project and permission for pilot project responsible person. (2) in addition to the first part of this article, the procedure laid down in the permitted to use animals that inhabit the wild, if you have received a national forest service permit game wild use of animals of the species or natural protection administration permission does not game species of wild animals for the use of the procedure. (3) a food and veterinary service 40 working days after the receipt of the document, the Cabinet established a pilot shall be issued a permit. The authorization may be extended for a period of up to 15 working days, stating the reason for the extension. 26.2 article. Ministry of agriculture: 1) shall inform the European Commission of laboratories able to provide conformity assessment (validation) using alternative approaches to methods that do not involve the use of animals or use fewer animals, or the less painful procedures; 2) consults stakeholders on conformity assessment (validation) the suggested alternative approaches to compliance and eligibility. " 10. Express article 31 the following: ' article 31. The Zoological Garden is bound to create for each animal species in its natural environment closer to conditions and to ensure the animal's physiological and zoopsiholoģisk the needs, as well as to provide visitors information about the public viewing of the species exhibited and their natural living environment. " 11. transitional provisions be supplemented with 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of the following paragraph: "10 Cabinet until 2012 10 November issue this law article 10 paragraph 4," a "," b "," c "," d "," e "," f "," g "," h "," i "," j "," k "," l "," m "," n "and" o "and in the provisions referred to in article 24.2. 11. The Cabinet of Ministers by 2012 December 31 issued this law article 10 8, 15, 20 and 23 the provisions referred to in the paragraph. 12. transitional provisions this law, 10 and 11, paragraph cabinet from the date of entry into force of the provisions, but no longer than up to 2012 31 December following the applicable Cabinet of Ministers regulations, in so far as they are not inconsistent with this law: 1) Cabinet 2008 December 22, Regulation No 1079 "animal transport rules"; 2) Cabinet's 21 December 2010 rules no 1131 "rules on the trial of breeders, suppliers and users, the order in which operations with experimental animals, and experimental animals in welfare provision"; 3) Cabinet of Ministers of 28 December 2010 the Regulation 1191 "regulations on the State fee for permission to use the animal trial"; 4) the Cabinet of Ministers of 28 December 2010 the regulation 1192 "stray dog and cat procedures for schools". 13. The Cabinet of Ministers until 30 June 2013 does article 11 of this law referred to in the second subparagraph of the animal protection Council of ethics rules. To the Cabinet of Ministers regulations for entry into force, but no longer than up to 30 June 2013 applicable for Cabinet 2011 November 8 Regulation No 864 "animal protection regulations of the Council of ethics", in so far as they do not conflict with this Act. 14. Amendment of article 10 of this law and paragraph 15 of 19 enter into force simultaneously with the amendments to the law "About taxes and duties". 15. This law, in article 24.1 and article 16.2 of part three shall enter into force on January 1, 2013. "
12. Informative reference to European Union directives: turn off paragraph 3; Add to the informative reference to paragraph 6 by the following: ' 6) the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 on the EU directive 2010/63/for animals used for scientific purposes. (Text with EEA relevance.) The law comes into effect in 2012 April 15. The Parliament adopted the law of 8 March 2012.
The President a. Smith in 2012 on March 28.
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