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Animal Welfare Act 2006


Section 48: Seizure orders where disqualification breached: Scotland

188.This section provides that an inspector may make an application to a court in Scotland for seizure of animals that are being kept in Scotland in breach of a disqualification order made in England and Wales. Unlike under section 47, subsection (2) provides that criminal proceedings for breach of the disqualification need not have been initiated against the person, nor need there be any intention of doing so. However, the court will have to be satisfied that a person owns or is keeping animals in breach of the disqualification order concerned.

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