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Explanatory Memorandum to Dangerous Wild Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Article 8: Restriction on Transferring Ownership of Dangerous Wild Animals

This article makes it an offence for a DWA owner to give or sell his animal to another person unless that person can produce a licence issued by the Department authorising him to keep the DWA in question. The offence does not apply where a DWA is given or sold to a person who proposes to keep it in any of the exempted places or premises specified in Article 7(1) or to any DWA surrendered to the Department as provided for in Article 9(10).

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