166 Impounding of animals
(1) For the purposes of the Impounding Act 1993, the Minister is the occupier of vacant public land.
(2) An authorised person may exercise any power conferred on the Minister by the operation of this section.
(3) An authorised person may, on behalf of the Minister, take proceedings for the trespass committed on the vacant public land by animals impounded by virtue of this section.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3), the Minister shall be taken to be in exclusive possession of vacant public land.
(5) This section:
(a) does not prevent an information being laid for an offence against section 155, or
(b) affect any proceedings for such an offence.