Section 19A Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 | Game Parks


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The Legislation

Section 19A of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 (NSW) is Game Parks and is extracted below.

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19A Game parks prohibited

(1) In this section:”animal” does not include a bird, reptile, amphibian or fish.”game park” means premises within the boundaries of which:
(a) animals are confined, and
(b) the taking or killing of those animals as a sport or recreation is permitted by virtue of the payment of an admission fee or the giving of other consideration.
“take”, in relation to any animal, includes hunt, shoot, poison, net, snare, spear, pursue, capture and injure the animal.

(2) A person shall not:
(a) use any premises, or manage or control any premises which are used,
(b) authorise any premises to be used, or
(c) receive money or any other consideration for the admission of another person to any premises which are used,
for the purposes of a game park. 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) A person admitted to a game park by virtue of the payment of an admission fee or the giving of other consideration shall not take or kill any animal in the game park. 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.

(4) Nothing in this section applies to:
(a) such animals, or
(b) the taking or killing of animals in such circumstances by such persons or in or on such premises,
as may be prescribed for the purposes of this section.