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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 21 – Seizure of animals involved in fighting offences

Section 21 confers on a constable power to take possession of an animal in relation to which an offence under section 8 has been committed. The use of this power would ensure that a seized animal could not be involved in further fighting offences.

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