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The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

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Sale, etc., of live or dead wild animalsN.I.

13.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Part, if any person—

(a)sells, or offers or exposes for sale, or has in his possession or transports or causes to be transported for the purpose of sale at any premises any live wild animal included in Schedule 7;

(b)publishes or causes to be published any advertisement likely to be understood as conveying that he buys or sells, or intends to buy or sell, any such animal,

he shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Part, if any person who is not for the time being registered in accordance with regulations made by the Department—

(a)sells, offers or exposes for sale, or has in his possession or transports or causes to be transported for the purpose of sale at any premises any dead wild animal included in Schedule 7 or any part, or anything derived from, such a wild animal; or

(b)publishes or causes to be published any advertisement likely to be understood as conveying that he buys or sells, or intends to buy or sell, any of those things,

he shall be guilty of an offence.

[F1(2A) Subject to the provisions of this Part, any person who knowingly causes or permits to be done an act which is made unlawful by paragraph (1)(a) or (2)(a) shall be guilty of an offence.]

(3) Paragraphs (4) [F2to (5A)] of Article 7 shall apply for the purposes of this Article in the same manner as they apply for the purposes of that Article.

(4) In any proceedings under paragraph (1) or (2) [F3or for an offence under paragraph (2A) relating to an act which is mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) or (2)(a)], the animal in question shall be presumed to have been a wild animal unless the contrary is shown.

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