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Authorised officer may close down sale

    (1)     A Council authorised officer or a restricted authorised officer may, in accordance with subsection (2), direct the person apparently in charge of the sale under an animal sale permit to close down the sale at any time if the authorised officer reasonably believes that the welfare of any animal to be sold at the sale is at risk.

    (2)     For the purposes of subsection (1), the authorised officer must give a direction to a person under subsection (1) verbally and give to that person at the same time a notice that contains the following—

        (a)     the reasons for the closure of the sale;

        (b)     the time the notice was issued;

        (c)     a statement that no further activities authorised under the animal sale permit may continue;

        (d)     the time by which any activities authorised under the animal sale permit must cease;

        (e)     any action that must be taken by the person given the direction to address the animal welfare issues identified in the notice.

    (3)     An authorised officer who has given a direction under subsection (1) must without delay notify the Minister and the relevant Council of the closure of the sale.

S. 58R inserted by No. 69/2017 s. 33.

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