Diseases of Animals (Amendment) Act, 2001

Offence by body corporate.

9.—Where an offence under the Principal Act or section 4 of this Act or an offence consisting of a contravention of a requirement referred to in section 10 of this Act or an offence of aiding and abetting the commission of any of those offences is committed by a body corporate or by a person purporting to act on behalf of a body corporate or on behalf of an unincorporated body of persons and it is proved to have been so committed with the consent or connivance of or to be attributable to any wilful neglect on the part of any other person who, when the offence was committed, was, or purported to act as, a director, manager, secretary or other officer (including a member of any committee of management or other controlling authority) of such body, such other person as well as the body, or the person so purporting to act on behalf of the body, is guilty of an offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished as if he or she were guilty of the first-mentioned offence.