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Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Act 2020

Section 2 - Meaning of “operator”

12.Only the operator of a travelling circus can commit the offence in section 1.

13.The “operator” is the owner of the travelling circus or another person who does not own the travelling circus but has overall responsibility for its operation. If neither of those persons is present in the United Kingdom, the operator is the person in the United Kingdom responsible for the operation of the travelling circus.

14.See also section 6 of these Explanatory Notes for information about individuals who may be liable where the offence is committed by a company etc.

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