Protection of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Act, 1984


9.—(1) A person who—

(a) fails to comply with the requirements of subsection (1), (2) or (3) of section 4 or of section 7 of this Act,

(b) contravenes section 5 (1) of this Act,

(c) by act or omission contravenes regulations under section 3 of this Act,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Any person who without reasonable excuse, proof of which shall lie on him, fails to produce a record on a requirement being duly made in that behalf under section 8 of this Act or who by act or omission impedes or obstructs a member of the Garda Síochána, an inspector or an authorised person in the lawful exercise of a power conferred on him by or under this Act shall be guilty of an offence.

(3) Any person guilty of an offence under this section shall on summary conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding £500, or, at the discretion of the court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such term of imprisonment.

(4) An offence under this Act may be prosecuted by the Minister.