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Defacing brands

448 Defacing brands

(1) Any person who—
(a) alters, defaces, or otherwise renders undistinguishable, any registered brand or registered mark on an animal that is stock; or
(b) knowingly permits any such act to be done by any person over whom the person has control;
is guilty of a misdemeanour, and is liable to imprisonment for 5 years or to a fine of not less than 4 penalty units or, where in respect of the animal in question a value is determined in accordance with the provisions of the regulations made pursuant to section 450F , of not less than that value, whichever is the higher amount, for every animal with respect to which the act is done.
(2) However, the fine imposed in respect of the offence shall not exceed 455 penalty units.

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