Section 21A Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 | Firing


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The Legislation

Section 21A of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 (NSW) is Firing and is extracted below.

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21A Firing prohibited

A person who applies a thermal stimulus (such as hot wires) to the leg of an animal with the intention of causing tissue damage and the development of scar tissue around tendons and ligaments of the leg is guilty of an offence.

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.