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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 15 – Transfer of animals by way of sale or prize to persons under 16

This section prohibits the sale of animals to any person under 16. The section also makes it an offence to enter into an arrangement with a person under 16 whereby an animal is to be won as a prize, unless the person under 16 is under the care and control of an adult who has agreed to the arrangement.

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