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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Animals to which this Act applies

    2. 2.Protected animals

    3. 3.Responsibility for animals

  3. PART 2 PROTECTION OF ANIMALS

    1. Prevention of harm

      1. 4.Unnecessary suffering

      2. 5.Prohibited procedures

      3. 6.Docking of dogs’ tails

      4. 7.Administration of poisons, etc.

      5. 8.Fighting etc.

    2. Promotion of welfare

      1. 9.Ensuring welfare of animals

      2. 10.Improvement notices

      3. 11.Regulations for securing welfare of animals

      4. 12.Licensing or registration of activities involving animals

      5. 13.Prohibition on keeping certain animals

      6. 14.Abandonment

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

      8. 16.Codes of practice

  4. PART 3 ANIMALS IN DISTRESS

    1. 17.Powers in relation to animals in distress

    2. 18.Power of entry for section 17 purposes

    3. 19.Orders in relation to animals taken under section 17(5)

    4. 20.Orders under section 19: appeals

  5. PART 4 ENFORCEMENT

    1. Enforcement powers

      1. 21.Seizure of animals involved in fighting offences

      2. 22.Entry and search under warrant in connection with offences

      3. 23.Inspection of records required to be kept by holder of licence

      4. 24.Inspection in connection with licences

      5. 25.Inspection in connection with registration

      6. 26.Inspection of premises to check compliance with regulations made under section 13

      7. 27.Inspection of farm premises

      8. 28.Inspection relating to Community obligations

    2. Prosecutions

      1. 29.Power of councils to prosecute offences

      2. 30.Time limits for prosecutions

    3. Post-conviction powers

      1. 31.Penalties

      2. 32.Deprivation

      3. 33.Disqualification

      4. 34.Seizure of animals in connection with disqualification

      5. 35.Section 34: supplementary

      6. 36.Destruction in the interests of an animal

      7. 37.Destruction of animals involved in fighting offences

      8. 38.Reimbursement of expenses relating to animals involved in fighting offences

      9. 39.Forfeiture of equipment used in offences

      10. 40.Orders under section 32, 34, 36, 37 or 39: pending appeals

      11. 41.Orders with respect to licences

      12. 42.Termination of disqualification under section 33 or 41

      13. 43.Orders made on conviction for reimbursement of expenses

      14. 44.Orders for reimbursement of expenses: right of appeal for non-offenders

  6. PART 5 GENERAL

    1. 45.Inspectors

    2. 46.Conditions for grant of warrant

    3. 47.Powers of entry, inspection and search: supplementary

    4. 48.Power to stop and detain vehicles

    5. 49.Power to detain vessels, etc.

    6. 50.Obtaining of documents in connection with carrying out orders, etc.

    7. 51.Offences by bodies corporate

    8. 52.Scientific research

    9. 53.Hunting, coursing and fishing

    10. 54.Application to the Crown

  7. PART 6 SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. 55.Orders and regulations

    2. 56.Interpretation

    3. 57.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    4. 58.Transitional provision

    5. 59.Commencement

    6. 60.Short title

  8. SCHEDULES:

    1. Schedule 1

      Dogs specified for the purposes of section 6(7)

    2. Schedule 2

      Regulations under section 12

      1. Part 1 Licences for the purposes of section 12

      2. Part 2 Registration for the purposes of section 12

      3. Part 3 Supplementary

    3. Schedule 3

      Powers of entry, inspection and search: supplementary

    4. Schedule 4

      Minor and consequential amendments

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals

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