Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013

64.

Census of animals.

64.—(1) The Minister may conduct a census of animals or of animals of a particular class or description for the purpose of confirming the location, category and ownership of animals in the State or for any other purpose.

(2) The Minister may make regulations requiring persons to provide information under this Act, specifying, in particular—

( a) the general nature of the information required,

( b) the frequency with which it is to be provided, and

( c) the persons required to provide it.

(3) The Minister may, under regulations made under subsection (2), direct a person by notice in writing—

( a) to complete and return a form, questionnaire or other record in accordance with any instructions set out in the notice or otherwise communicated to the person,

( b) to answer questions asked of the person, or

( c) to supply any record, copy or extract from any record,

within such period, being not less than 14 days, specified in the notice from the service of the notice and in such manner as specified in the notice.

(4) A person who fails to provide information in accordance with a requirement under regulations made under this section commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a class B fine.