Section 7 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 | Carriage and Conveyance of Animals


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Section 7 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 (NSW) is Carriage and Conveyance of Animals and is extracted below.

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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.