Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013

52.

Penalties.

52.—(1) A person who commits an offence under section 8(3) , 12(6) , 20(4) , 22(2) , 24(7) , 27(4) , 29(4) or 42(11) is liable, on summary conviction, to a class A fine.

(2) A person who commits an offence under section 10(6) , 11(2) , 12(2) , 13(5) , 14(4) , 15(10) , 16(3) , 17(2) , 19(6) , 21(2) , 23(7) , 42(9) , 43(7) , 46 , 58(8) or 72(4)

( a) is liable, on summary conviction, to a class A fine or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months, or to both, or

( b) is liable, on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €250,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years, or to both.

(3) A fine imposed on conviction for an offence under this Act shall be paid to the prosecutor, other than a member of the Garda Síochána, and, subject to section 6 , disposed of in a manner that the prosecutor determines.