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Contents (1979 - 200)
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 24 October 2017 at 16:53)
Part 2 Section 15
15   Poisons not to be administered to animals
(1)  In this section, poison includes:
(a)  a substance included in the list, as in force for the time being, proclaimed under section 8 of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (or a substance that includes such a substance), or
(b)  a substance containing glass or any other thing likely to kill or injure an animal.
(2)  A person shall not:
(a)  administer a poison, or a substance containing a poison, to a domestic animal,
(b)  with the intention of destroying or injuring a domestic animal, throw, cast, drop, leave or lay a poison, or a substance containing a poison, in any place, or
(c)  have in his or her possession a poison with the intention of using it to kill or injure a domestic animal.
Maximum penalty: 1,000 penalty units in the case of a corporation and 200 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both, in the case of an individual.