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The Dangerous Wild Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

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10.—(1) Any person guilty of an offence under this Order shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.

(2) Where a person is convicted of any offence under—

(a)this Order;

(b)the Welfare of Animals Act;

(c)the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (c. 72) or the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1372) in relation to an animal;

(d)the Diseases of Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 22) by reason of the contravention of any provision of Article 21, 23 or 23A of that Order (protection of animals and poultry during transport) or any order made under any such provision;

(e)the Dogs (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (NI 8);

(f)the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 2); or

(g)any statutory provision concerning the licensing of zoos within the meaning of that statutory provision,

the court by or before which he is convicted may by order—

(i)cancel any licence held by him; and

(ii)whether or not he is the holder of a licence, disqualify him from keeping any dangerous wild animal for such period as the court thinks fit.

(3) A court may, if it thinks fit, suspend the operation of an order under paragraph (2) pending an appeal.

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