Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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31—(1) A person guilty of an offence under any of sections 6(10) and (12), F1..., 9, 10(6), 12(6), 14, 15, 17(12), 19(7), F1..., F1... and 50(3) or paragraph 17 of Schedule 3 or any regulations made under section 11, 12(7) or 13, where breach of those regulations is an offence, shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or both.

[F2(1A) A person guilty of an offence under section 4 or 8(1) or (2) shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to a fine not exceeding £20,000, or both;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or to a fine, or both.]

(2) A person guilty of an offence under any of sections F3..., 5, 6(1), (2), (11) and (15), 7 [F4, 8(3), 33(9) and 40(7)] shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or both;

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding [F55 years ] , or to a fine, or both.

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F1Words in s. 31(1) omitted (1.8.2016) by virtue of Justice Act (NorthernIreland) 2016 (c. 21), ss. 48(1), 61(2); S.R. 2016/248, art. 2