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Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 2000

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5Short title, interpretation, commencement and extent

(1)This Act may be cited as the Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 2000.

(2)In this Act—

  • “the 1911 Act” means the [1911 c. 27.] Protection of Animals Act 1911;

  • “local authority”—

    (a)

    in relation to England, means a county council, a district council, a London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London or the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

    (b)

    in relation to Wales, means a county council or a county borough council;

  • “prosecutor” has the meaning given by section 1(3);

  • “veterinary surgeon” means a person registered in the register of veterinary surgeons, or the supplementary veterinary register, kept under the [1966 c. 36.] Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966;

and expressions which are used in the 1911 Act have the same meanings as in that Act.

(3)This Act comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(4)This Act extends to England and Wales only.

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