Contents (1979 - 200)
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
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.