Various statutes have made provision for animal welfare and the protection of animals from cruelty1. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 creates a number of offences in relation to its aims of the prevention of harm to animals2 and the promotion of the welfare of animals3, upon conviction of which the offender is liable to a fine or imprisonment or both; and in addition orders may be made for deprivation of ownership4, disqualification from owning or keeping animals5, the seizure6 or destruction7 of animals, the forfeiture of equipment used in offences8, and the cancellation of, or disqualification from holding, a
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