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Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 2000

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(1)Where an order is made under section 2—

(a)the prosecutor is entitled to be reimbursed for any reasonable expenses incurred by him in the exercise of the powers conferred by virtue of the order; and

(b)subject to that, in the case of an order making any provision mentioned in subsection (2)(b), (c) or (d) of that section, the prosecutor must pay to the owner the proceeds of any disposal or slaughter of the animals.

(2)Any amount for which the prosecutor is entitled to be reimbursed under subsection (1) may be recovered by him from the owner summarily as a civil debt.

(3)Where—

(a)an order under section 2 makes any provision mentioned in subsection (2)(b), (c) or (d) of that section; and

(b)the owner has in his possession or under his control documents—

(i)without which the animals cannot be slaughtered for human consumption; or

(ii)which are otherwise relevant to the condition or value of the animals,

the owner must, as soon as practicable and in any event within 10 days of the making of the order, deliver those documents to the prosecutor.

(4)If the owner without reasonable excuse fails to deliver any documents as required by subsection (3), he is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(5)The prosecutor may, if the owner fails to deliver as required by subsection (3) any documents within paragraph (b)(i), apply to the person by whom the documents were issued for replacement documents to be issued and that person must, if he has sufficient information to do so, issue replacement documents to the prosecutor.

(6)An application under subsection (5) is to be accompanied by—

(a)a copy of the order under section 2; and

(b)such reasonable fee (if any) as is determined by the person to whom the application is made.

(7)In this section, “owner” means the owner against whom the proceedings were brought.

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