KEEPING OF ANIMALS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Order restricting the keeping of animals in certain areas

   4   Duty of Competent Authority to give publicity to orders

   5   Licence for the keeping of animals in restricted areas

   6   Appeals from refusal, revocation etc, of licence

   7   Penalty for allowing animals to be at large

   8   Prohibited animals found in prohibited areas to be forfeited

   9   Appointment of authorised officer

   10   Power of police in relation to animals found in certain areas

   11   Penalty for obstructing the police

   12   Penalty for obstructing authorised officer

   13   Construction and interpretation of this Act in relation to the Pound Act

 

THE KEEPING OF ANIMALS ACT

[Date of Commencement: 15th November, 1979]

Act 26 of 1979.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Keeping of Animals Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "animal" means any horse, mare, gelding, foal, colt, filly, mule, ass, bull, ox, steer, heifer, calf, sheep, lamb, goat, kid, hog, pig, or any other animal declared by the Minister by order, to be an animal to which this Act applies;

   "Competent Authority" means-

   (a)   in relation to any area within the Corporate Area as defined in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act, the Council of the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation; and

   (b)   in relation to an area within any other parish, the Parish Council of that parish;

   "exempted animal" means an animal kept for any of the following purposes or under any of the following conditions, that is to say-

   (a)   an animal kept for experimental research in any place appointed for the purpose by a Competent Authority; and

   (b)   an animal kept as part of a zoological collection approved by a Competent Authority;

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   (c)   an animal seized under the provisions of this Act or the Pound Act and kept for a period not exceeding three days for the purpose of taking proceedings or any other step to enforce the Pound Act or this Act, as the case may be;

   (d)   an animal purchased within a prohibited area or restricted area and kept for a period not exceeding three days before removal therefrom;

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