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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 14 December 2017 at 02:00)
Part 2 Section 23
23   Certain traps not to be set
(1)  A person shall not, in a prescribed part of New South Wales, set a trap of a prescribed type.
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)  in any part of New South Wales, set a steel-jawed trap, or
(b)  possess a steel-jawed trap with the intention of using it to trap an animal.
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)  In this section:
steel-jawed trap means a trap that has jaws that are made of steel, iron or other metal and that are designed to spring together and trap an animal when a leg or other part of the animal’s body comes into contact with, or is placed between, the jaws, but does not include a soft-jawed trap (that is, a trap with steel jaws that are offset and padded).