(1) If, in any proceedings before a court—
(a) the holder of a registration under Division 1 of Part 4 of a premises on which a domestic animal business may be conducted is convicted or found guilty of an offence against this Act or the regulations or an offence against the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 or the regulations made under that Act; and
(b) the court is of the opinion that the registration should be suspended or revoked—
the court may make an order under subsection (2) or refer the matter to the Council that registered the premises.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) the court may—
(a) order that the registration be suspended for a period not exceeding one year; or
(b) order that the registration be revoked.
(3) The Registrar or other relevant officer of the court must immediately forward a copy of an order made under subsection (2) to the Council.
Pt 4 Div. 3A (Heading) inserted by No. 87/2000 s. 26, repealed by No. 76/2005 s. 16.
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substituted by Nos 87/2000 s. 26, 76/2005 s. 17.