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Animal Welfare Act 2006

Post-Conviction Powers

Section 44: Orders made on conviction for reimbursement of expenses

180.This section clarifies that where a court makes an order for the care or disposal of an animal under section 33(4)(e), 36(1)(e), 37(3)(e), 38(3)(e) or 39(1), and a person incurs expenses in carrying out that order, their expenses are recoverable as a civil debt. They are not to be treated as a fine imposed on conviction for the purposes of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.

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