Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011


Appeal against welfare notice, etc.

21.— (1) The person on whom a welfare notice is served may, not later than 7 days from the service of the notice appeal the notice to a judge of the District Court sitting in the district court district in which the greyhound breeding establishment or the premises concerned is situated.

(2) Where a person proposes to appeal under subsection (1), he or she shall notify the welfare officer who served the notice and that officer is the respondent in the appeal.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), a welfare notice in respect of which an appeal is brought under this section shall have effect pending the making of an order under subsection (4), unless the judge of the District Court before whom the appeal is brought, having regard to safeguarding the health and welfare of greyhounds, directs that the operation of the notice be suspended or varied pending determination of the appeal.

(4) On an appeal under this section, a judge of the District Court may—

(a) affirm the notice,

(b) revoke the notice, or

(c) revoke the notice and order the person concerned to comply with such directions as may be given by the judge.