An inspector1 or a constable2 may enter premises3 for the purpose of searching for a protected animal4 and of exercising any power to alleviate suffering5 in relation to it if he reasonably believes that there is a protected animal on the premises and that the animal is suffering or, if the circumstances of the animal do not change, it is likely to suffer6. This does not, however, authorise entry to any part of premises which is used as a private dwelling7.
An inspector or a constable may (if necessary) use reasonable force in exercising the power to enter premises, but
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