122. Codes of practice.

122.     Codes of practice.

The appropriate authority1 may issue, and may from time to time revise, codes of practice for the purpose of providing practical guidance in respect of any provision made by or under the Animal Welfare Act 20062. The authority responsible for issuing a code of practice must publish the code, and any revision of it, in such manner as it considers appropriate3. A person's failure to comply with a provision of a code of practice does not of itself render him liable to proceedings of any kind4, but in any proceedings against a person