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Proclamation No. 819-2014 Live Animals Marketing proclamation

[Article] 17. Penalties

1/ Any person who sales or supplies for sale or buys live animals at a place other than a market center shall be confiscated the animals provided, however, that if it is conducted by a person other than a person who buys for domestic consumption or who sales live animals raised by him, it shall, in addition, be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding two years and with fine not exceeding Birr 30, 000.

2/ Any person who transfers his business license to third party or harbors or creates conducive condition for foreigners to engage in the business of marketing live animals shall, in addition to the confiscation of the live animals, be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding five years and with fine not exceeding Birr 150,000.

3/ Any person, except breeders, who engages in marketing of live animals with the same category of market actor shall, in addition to the confiscation of the live animals, be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding one year and with fine not exceeding Birr 15,000

4/ Any person who supplies to export market live animals which have not completed their quarantine time shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding five years and with fine not exceeding Birr 150,000.

5/ Any foreigner who, except supplying live animals raised at his own breeding station to market centers or directly exporting them, engages in the business of marketing live animals shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding six months and with fine not exceeding Birr 50,000 and thereafter shall be deported.

6/ Any person who commits a misleading act in the process of marketing live animals shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding four years and with fine not exceeding Birr 60,000.

7/ Any person who treks or causes the trekking of live animals in a city prohibited in accordance with the directive issued by the Ministry shall, in addition to the confiscation of the live animals, be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding six months and with fine not exceeding Birr 5,000.

8/ Any person who treks or causes the trekking of live anima1s beyond the permitted distance from market center or breeding or feedlot station to the next destination shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding six month and with fine not exceeding Birr 5,000.

9/ Any person, other than a person who buys for domestic consumption, who transports live animals from market center or breeding or feedlot station to the next destination without having a transporting permit or through a rout other than that specified in the transporting permit shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding one year and with fine not exceeding Birr 15,000.

10/ Any transporter who transports illegally marketed live animals shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding two years and with fine not exceeding Birr 30,000.

11/ Any person who demands additional payment or hinders the movement of live animals being transported from market centers or breeding or feedlot stations to the next • destination shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding one year and with fine not exceeding Birr 15,000.

12/ Any person who commits any other offence in violation of the provisions of this Proclamation or regulations or directives issued hereunder shall be punishable with simple imprisonment not exceeding six months and with fine not exceeding Birr 5,000.

13/ A legal person which participates in the commission of offence under this Article as provided in Article 34 of the Criminal Code shall be punishable in accordance with Article 90 of the Code.

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