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Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 43: Orders made on conviction for reimbursement of expenses

This section clarifies that where a court makes an order for the care or disposal of an animal and a person incurs expenses in carrying out that order, these expenses are recoverable as a civil debt. They are not to be treated as a fine imposed on conviction for the purposes of the Magistrates’ Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

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