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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 1972

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I WELFARE OF LIVESTOCK ON AGRICULTURAL LAND

    1. 1.Prevention of unnecessary pain and distress for livestock.

    2. 2.Regulations with respect to the welfare of livestock.

    3. 3.Codes of recommendations for the welfare of livestock.

    4. 4.Expenditure on free advice on the welfare of livestock.

    5. 5.Powers of entry and inspection.

    6. 6.Penalties.

    7. 7.Interpretation of Part I.

  3. PART II CONTROL OF PETSHOPS, ANIMAL BOARDING, RIDING AND ZOOLOGICAL ESTABLISHMENTS

    1. 8.Licensing of petshops, animal boarding, riding and zoological establishments.

    2. 9.Powers of entry and inspection.

    3. 10.Offences and penalties.

    4. 11.Regulations with respect to the safety, etc., of animals.

    5. 11A.Livery establishments and other premises where horses are kept.

    6. 12.Interpretation of Part II.

  4. PART III PROTECTION OF ANIMALS

    1. 13.Acts of cruelty.

    2. 14.Offences in relation to operations.

    3. 15.Exceptions to sections 13 and 14.

    4. 16.Powers of veterinary inspectors.

    5. 17.Export of horses.

    6. 18.Docking and nicking of horses.

    7. 19.Offences in relation to the fighting, baiting or exhibition of animals.

    8. 20.Offences of animal failing to exercise reasonable care and supervision.

    9. 21.Traps and snares.

    10. 22.Poisonous substances.

    11. 23.Injured animals.

    12. 24.Power of entry.

    13. 25.Penalties.

    14. 26.Power of the court to order destruction of an animal.

    15. 27.Power to disqualify persons convicted of cruelty to animals.

    16. 28.Cost of caring for neglected animals.

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 29.Interpretation.

    2. 30.Financial provision.

    3. 31.Repeals, short title and commencement.

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      OPERATIONS WHICH MAY BE PERFORMED WITHOUT AN ANAESTHETIC

      1. 1.Any experiment duly authorised under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act...

      2. 2.The making of injections or extractions by means of a...

      3. 3.The rendering in emergency of first aid for the purpose...

      4. 4.Any minor operation performed by a veterinary surgeon, being an...

      5. 5.Any minor operation, whether performed by a veterinary surgeon or...

      6. 6.Tail docking— (i) in the case of dogs, before their...

      7. 7.Castration— (i) by the application of a rubber ring or...

      8. 8.The disbudding of calves by chemical cauterisation applied before the...

      9. 9.The amputation of the dew claws of a dog before...

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