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), 8(3), 9, 10(6), 12(6), 14, 15, 17(12), 19(7), 33(9), 40(7) 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.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under any of sections 4, 5, 6(1), (2), (11) and (15), 7 and 8(1) and (2) 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 2 years, or to a fine, or both.