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Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018

Commencement and short title

19.Section 10 provides that the short title of the Act is the Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018. Section 9 of the Act deals with commencement. The short title, specified in section 10, and the commencement section came into force the day after Royal Assent was given to the Act. The substantive provisions of the Act will be brought into force on a date appointed by the Scottish Ministers in regulations. The offence of using a wild animal in a travelling circus will therefore apply from the date so appointed.

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