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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 August 2017 at 09:00)
Part 2 Section 7
7   Carriage and conveyance of animals
(1)  A person shall not:
(a)  carry or convey an animal, or
(b)  where the person is a person in charge of an animal—authorise the carriage or conveyance of the animal,
in a manner which unreasonably, unnecessarily or unjustifiably inflicts pain upon the 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.
(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), a person shall not:
(a)  carry or convey a horse on a multi-deck vehicle, or
(b)  where the person is a person in charge of the horse—authorise the carriage or conveyance of a horse on a multi-deck vehicle.
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.
(2A)  Without limiting subsection (1), a person must not carry or convey a dog (other than a dog being used to work livestock), on the open back of a moving vehicle on a public street unless the dog is restrained or enclosed in such a way as to prevent the dog falling from the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
(3)  In this section:
multi-deck vehicle means a motor vehicle or a trailer drawn by a motor vehicle that:
(a)  is used to carry or convey animals, and
(b)  on which animals are carried or conveyed in two or more layered sections.