Animal Welfare Act 1999

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160 Impersonating inspector or auxiliary officer

(1)

A person commits an offence who,—

(a)

not being an inspector appointed under this Act, describes himself or herself or otherwise holds himself or herself out as being an inspector appointed under this Act; or

(b)

not being an auxiliary officer appointed under this Act, describes himself or herself or otherwise holds himself or herself out as being an auxiliary officer appointed under this Act.

(2)

A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to both.

Section 160(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).