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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 40: Orders under section 32, 34, 36, 37 or 39: pending appeals

This section suspends the operation of various orders relating to animals and equipment under the Act until the possibility of an appeal has expired. It also provides that if an order is suspended under subsection (1), the court may, nevertheless, give directions as to how the animal(s) should be dealt with during the suspension. It also provides that costs which a court directs a person to pay will be recoverable as a civil debt.

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