Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013

PART 13

Miscellaneous

72.

Forgery.

72.—(1) A person shall not forge or utter knowing it to be forged—

( a) a record, a licence, a permit, a registration, an approval, an authorisation, a certificate, a document or other thing required by this Act,

( b) a form of identification relating to an animal,

( c) a requirement of an authorised officer under section 41 , if the requirement is in writing,

( d) an animal health and welfare notice, or

( e) a notice erected under animal health and welfare regulations F27 [ ].

(2) A person shall not alter with intent to defraud or deceive, or utter knowing it to be so altered—

( a) a record, a licence, a permit, a registration, an approval, an authorisation, a certificate, a document or other thing required by this Act,

( b) a form of identification relating to an animal,

( c) a requirement of an authorised officer under section 41 , if the requirement is in writing,

( d) an animal health and welfare notice, or

( e) a notice erected under animal health and welfare regulations F27 [ ].

(3) A person shall not have, without lawful authority (the proof of which lies on him or her), in his or her possession or under his or her control a document that has been forged, uttered or altered in contravention of subsection (1) or (2).

(4) A person who contravenes this section commits an offence.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F27

Deleted (28.05.2019) by Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), s. 66 items 17, 18, commenced on enactment.