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Is this correct- moving pigs from one location to another, even if it's just moving to another local field is covered by certain regulations & paperwork? I think it is but I could be wrong & I can never find what I'm looking for on DEFRA's site

I'm curious as there have been a few people wanting 'micro' pigs on a 'pets for sale' FB page recently & I wonder if they know the laws regarding movement of livestock
 

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You're right as pigs can get and transmit foot and mouth defra should be notified.

A few months ago I was woken up by a pig in my garden. Baring in mind I live in the suburbs and there are no fields around it was a bit of a shock. Turned out a neighbour had done a dodgy deal on a night out and gotten this pig only for it to be left in the wrong garden. Also they swore it was a micro pig but it was definitely a young saddleback and they were terrified of the poor thing. He wasn't around for long, gawd knows what happened to him :mad:
 

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I believe so, or is that just if there is foot & mouth?
I think it's been implemented regardless of whether there's an outbreak, because last time it was so severe- I remember that picture of the little lamb in all the mud:(. I wonder how they keep track of all the 'pet' livestock, as I'm sure not everyone knows the legislation for it
 

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You're right as pigs can get and transmit foot and mouth defra should be notified.

A few months ago I was woken up by a pig in my garden. Baring in mind I live in the suburbs and there are no fields around it was a bit of a shock. Turned out a neighbour had done a dodgy deal on a night out and gotten this pig only for it to be left in the wrong garden. Also they swore it was a micro pig but it was definitely a young saddleback and they were terrified of the poor thing. He wasn't around for long, gawd knows what happened to him :mad:
That's just awful, & pretty worrying too:(
 
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i have a pig keepers license can confirm if i needed to move one i'd need another to be covered , this includes walking them , taking them to vets etc
what you are given is a 'CPH' this is so DEFRA know incase of foot and mouth outbreak where your pig is located , to move one is an additional license.
can put a copy of my license up if this helps?
 

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i have a pig keepers license can confirm if i needed to move one i'd need another to be covered , this includes walking them , taking them to vets etc
what you are given is a 'CPH' this is so DEFRA know incase of foot and mouth outbreak where your pig is located , to move one is an additional license.
can put a copy of my license up if this helps?
Thanks for the clarification, don't worry about putting up a copy, I have replied to their post on FB with DEFRA's PDF about the legislation involved for owners of companion pigs, hopefully they will read it before impulse buying a 'micro' pig;)
 
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Thanks for the clarification, don't worry about putting up a copy, I have replied to their post on FB with DEFRA's PDF about the legislation involved for owners of companion pigs, hopefully they will read it before impulse buying a 'micro' pig;)
to be honest getting a pig keepers license is all too easy , i think you should have to pay for them to be honest , would put a lot of people off then when considering keeping them as pets:(
 

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to be honest getting a pig keepers license is all too easy , i think you should have to pay for them to be honest , would put a lot of people off then when considering keeping them as pets:(
Yeah, I agree, I've seen a lot of 'micro' pigs at local rescues the last few months, all of them have grown to the size of large dogs or bigger & they really are happier as outdoor pets with soil to root in rather than carpets:(
 
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