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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 23 October 2017 at 15:21)
Part 2 Section 16
16   Certain electrical devices not to be used upon animals
(1)  In this section:
electrical device means a device of a type prescribed by the regulations.
sell includes:
(a)  auction or exchange,
(b)  offer, expose, supply or receive for sale, and
(c)  send, forward or deliver for sale or on sale.
(2)  A person shall not:
(a)  use an electrical device upon an animal,
(b)  sell any electrical device, or
(c)  have in his or her possession or custody any electrical device.
Maximum penalty: 250 penalty units in the case of a corporation and 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both, in the case of an individual.
(3)  Nothing in subsection (2) prevents a person from:
(a)  using an electrical device upon an animal belonging to a prescribed species, or
(b)  selling or having in his or her possession or custody an electrical device for use upon an animal belonging to a prescribed species.