legislation that effects marketing at pet stores (5.2)

The Trade Descriptions Act 1968 - what does it do? what are the penalties?
The Trade Descriptions Act makes it an offence for a trader to make false or misleading statements about goods or services. If found guilty of an offence, a business could face an unlimited fine and two years’ imprisonment.
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Sale of Goods Act 1979 (amended in 1994 and 2002) what does it do?
This Act gives consumers protection against faulty or unreliable goods. At the time of sale, goods must be as described, of satisfactory quality and fit for the purpose for which they were bought.
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Weights and Measures Act 1985. what does it do?
establishes a hierarchy of standards of weight, area, length, volume, and capacity.
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Animal welfare act 2006. What does it do?
improve the welfare of animals, impose greater responsibility on their carers, and provide greater investigation and entry powers for police and local authority staff to deal with offences. inforce 5 animal welfare needs.
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Animal welfare act 2006. Penalties
fine of up to £20,000 and /or 51 weeks imprisonment. impose disqualification orders banning a person from owning or looking after animals and either dealing or transporting animals.
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Health and Safety at Work Act 1974? what does it do?
places a duty on all employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" of all their employees.
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Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. what are the penalties?
up to £20,000 fine and up to 12 months imprisonment.
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