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Animal Welfare Bill


 

Animal Welfare Bill

 

[AS AMENDED ON REPORT]

 
 

Contents

Introductory

1   

Animals to which the Act applies

2   

“Protected animal”

3   

Responsibility for animals

Prevention of harm

4   

Unnecessary suffering

5   

Mutilation

6   

Docking of dogs’ tails

7   

Administration of poisons etc.

8   

Fighting etc.

Promotion of welfare

9   

Duty of person responsible for animal to ensure welfare

10   

Improvement notices

11   

Transfer of animals by way of sale or prize to persons under 16

12   

Regulations to promote welfare

Licensing and registration

13   

Licensing or registration of activities involving animals

Codes of practice

14   

Codes of practice

15   

Making and approval of codes of practice: England

16   

Making of codes of practice: Wales

17   

Revocation of codes of practice

Animals in distress

18   

Powers in relation to animals in distress

19   

Power of entry for section 18 purposes

20   

Orders in relation to animals taken under section 18(5)

21   

Orders under section 20: appeals

 

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Enforcement powers

22   

Seizure of animals involved in fighting offences

23   

Entry and search under warrant in connection with offences

24   

Entry for purposes of arrest

25   

Inspection of records required to be kept by holder of licence

26   

Inspection in connection with licences

27   

Inspection in connection with registration

28   

Inspection of farm premises

29   

Inspection relating to Community obligations

Prosecutions

30   

Power of local authority to prosecute offences

31   

Time limits for prosecutions

Post-conviction powers

32   

Imprisonment or fine

33   

Deprivation

34   

Disqualification

35   

Seizure of animals in connection with disqualification

36   

Section 35: supplementary

37   

Destruction in the interests of the animal

38   

Destruction of animals involved in fighting offences

39   

Reimbursement of expenses relating to animals involved in fighting offences

40   

Forfeiture of equipment used in offences

41   

Orders under section 33, 35, 37, 38 or 40: pending appeals

42   

Orders with respect to licences

43   

Termination of disqualification under section 34 or 42

44   

Orders made on conviction for reimbursement of expenses

45   

Orders for reimbursement of expenses: right of appeal for non-offenders

Scotland

46   

Effect in Scotland of disqualification under section 34

47   

Deprivation orders in connection with offence under section 46(2)

48   

Seizure orders where disqualification breached: Scotland

49   

Appeals against deprivation orders and seizure orders

50   

Deprivation orders, seizure orders and interim orders: offences

General

51   

Inspectors

52   

Conditions for grant of warrant

53   

Powers of entry, inspection and search: supplementary

54   

Power to stop and detain vehicles

55   

Power to detain vessels, aircraft and hovercraft

56   

Obtaining of documents in connection with carrying out orders etc.

57   

Offences by bodies corporate

58   

Scientific research

59   

Fishing

60   

Crown application

61   

Orders and regulations

62   

General interpretation

 
 

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63   

Financial provisions

64   

Minor and consequential amendments

65   

Repeals

66   

Transition

67   

Extent

68   

Commencement

69   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Regulations under section 13

Part 1   —   

Licences for the purposes of the section

Part 2   —   

Registration for the purposes of the section

Part 3   —   

Supplementary

Schedule 2   —   

Powers of entry, inspection and search: supplementary

Schedule 3   —   

Minor and consequential amendments

Schedule 4   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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