Organic Rules and Certification

Livestock management, general requirements, rabbits - NO Governmental Regulation 2005

Ministry of Agriculture and Food, MAF and Altena, Gerald (2006) Livestock management, general requirements, rabbits - NO Governmental Regulation 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

In addition to the general rules for animals there are special rules for rabbits / conversion period (10 weeks)/ outdoor access (as reg 2092) / use of pens or transportable grazing cages / possibility to conceal themselves / outdoor area shall mainly consist of soil with grass-vegetation / area must have a rest period of one year every second year / access to water obl. / maximum number of animals per hutch (25) / slaughter and angora in common bins, breeding animals can be kept in individual bins (and shall have nest boxes) / minimum area Angora (0,2 m2), fattening rabbits (0,3 m2), breeding rabbits (0,7 m2), floors (at least half shall be solid) / breeding (not more than 4 litters a year, young rabbits at least 5 weeks together with mother) / feeding young rabbits (at least 5 weeks with milk from rabbits) and others (min 60% roughage).

Difference

Governmental regulation is more detailed, since the EU 2092/91 does not have specific rules for rabbits.

Justification

Because the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not cover legal rules for rabbits.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Special other animal standards - others than in EC Reg

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Specific animal standards > Rabbits
Country/Standard: Europe > Norway > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:1101
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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