Criminal Sanctions in Ethiopian Agricultural laws-13

Proclamation No. 819-2014 Live Animals Marketing proclamation

   
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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