Contents (1979 - 200)
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
18 Animal baiting and fighting prohibited
(1) A person shall not:(a) use any place, or manage or control any place which is used,(b) authorise any place to be used, orfor the purpose of conducting a bull-fight, baiting an animal or causing an animal to fight.(c) receive money for the admission of another person to any place which is used,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.(2) A person must not:(a) cause, procure, permit, encourage or incite a fight in which one or more animals are pitted against another animal or animals, whether of the same species or not, or(b) advertise the intention to conduct such a fight, or(c) promote, organise or attend such a fight.Maximum penalty: 250 penalty units in the case of a corporation or 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both, in the case of an individual.(3) In any proceedings under subsection (2), evidence that the defendant was present at a place at which a fight of the kind referred to in that subsection was being conducted is prima facie evidence that the defendant attended the fight.