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Freedom of Information Request

Bushmeat

Received: 15 June 2020

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (FOIA) REQUEST

Bushmeat here is defined as the meat of any wild animal hunted for food.

Under the freedom of information/environmental act, I would be grateful if you could provide answers to the following questions as electronic copies within the statutory 20 days period:

1) According to your records, how many times has illegal meat been found during inspections in meat selling premises (for example market and shops) for the following periods?

01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

2) How many times has illegally imported meat been sent to be identified at a laboratory for the following periods?

01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

3) How many times has illegally imported meat been identified as bushmeat for the following periods?

01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

4) How many prosecutions were brought to person/s found with illegally imported meat, under the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) regulations for the following periods?

01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

5) What other penalties aside from prosecution were issued to vendors found with illegally imported meat? (e.g. Meat destroyed, warning, fines, license being revoked)

6) How many penalties (any of above) have been handed to the vendors found with illegally imported meat for the following periods?

01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016
01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017
01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019

7) Considering the following time period, 01/01/2016 ' 31/12/2019, are the inspections of the meat selling premises conducted by a regular schedule, based on intelligence or both?

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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