238. Worrying livestock on agricultural land.

Subject to certain exceptions, if a dog worries livestock1 on any agricultural land2, the owner of the dog and, if it is in the charge of anyone other than its owner, that person also, is guilty of an offence3 punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale4. 'Worrying livestock' means:


    (1)     attacking livestock; or


    (2)     chasing it5 in such a way as may be reasonably expected to cause it injury6 or suffering, or, in the case of females, abortion or loss of or diminution in their produce; or


    (3)     being at large,