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Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1988

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1Disqualification orders on first conviction of cruelty

(1)In section 1(1) of the [1954 c. 40.] Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1954 (power of court to disqualify a person for having custody of an animal on a subsequent conviction for an offence of cruelty under the Acts for the protection of animals) for the words from the beginning to “the court by whom he is convicted on the subsequent occasion may” there shall be substituted the words “Where a person has been convicted under the Protection of Animals Act 1911 or the Protection of Animals (Scotland) Act 1912 of an offence of cruelty to any animal the court by which he is convicted may”.

(2)This section does not affect the powers of a court on a conviction for an offence committed before the coming into force of this Act.

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