Section 6 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 | Aggravated Cruelty to Animals


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Section 6 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 (NSW) is Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and is extracted below.

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6 Aggravated cruelty to animals

(1) A person shall not commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an 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.

(2) In any proceedings for an offence against subsection (1), the court may:
(a) where it is not satisfied that the person accused of the offence is guilty of the offence, and
(b) where it is satisfied that that person is guilty of an offence against section 5 (1),
convict that person of an offence against section 5 (1).