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The Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994


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Sale of animals as pets in street or public place

12.—(1) In section 10 of the 1972 Act (offences and penalties), after subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(1A) Any person who carries on a business of selling animals as pets in a street or public place, or from a vehicle, stall or barrow, shall be guilty of an offence..

(2) For subsection (2) of that section (penalties) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(2) Any person guilty of an offence under subsection (1)(a), (b) or (c) or subsection (1A) shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or to both, and any person guilty of an offence under subsection (1)(d) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale..

(3) In section 12(1) of that Act (interpretation), in the definition of “petshop”, the words “structure (whether moveable or not), vehicle, cart or barrow” shall cease to have effect.

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