Diseases of Animals (Amendment) Act, 2001

Disqualification from keeping animal, etc.

8.—(1) Any person who is convicted on indictment of an offence under the Principal Act or section 4 of this Act may, in addition to the penalty imposed thereunder —

(a) be disqualified from keeping, dealing in or having charge or control, directly or indirectly, of either or both any animal or class or classes of animal, and

(b) be disqualified from working in or having charge or control of any one or more of the following, that is to say, the slaughter, manufacture, importation, preparation, handling, storage, transport, exportation, distribution, sale or supply of either or both food intended for human consumption and food intended for animal consumption or of any class or classes of either or both such foods,

for such period, including where appropriate for the life of the person, as the court thinks fit.

(2) At any time after the making of an order under subsection (1), the person in respect of whom the original order is made may apply to the court on notice for an order varying or discharging the original order and the court may vary or discharge the original order if satisfied that there is good reason to do so.

(3) In this section “control” includes, in relation to a body corporate, the power of the person concerned to secure, by means of holding shares or the possession of voting power in or in relation to that or any other body corporate, or by virtue of powers conferred by articles of association or other document regulating that or any other body corporate, that the affairs of the first-mentioned body corporate are conducted in accordance with the wishes of that person.