42. Compensation for offence of killing or damaging an animal.

42.     Compensation for offence of killing or damaging an animal.

The general power of a court by or before which a person is convicted of an offence to make a compensation order1 applies in relation to the offence of destroying or damaging property, including an animal2. Where the person is convicted of such an offence or such an offence is taken into consideration in determining the sentence for the offence for which the person has been convicted, the court may, whether or not it deals with the person for the offence in any other way, on