Section 16 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 | Using Electrical Devices on Animals


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Section 16 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 (NSW) is Using Electrical Devices on Animals and is extracted below.

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16 Certain electrical devices not to be used upon animals

(1) In this section:”electrical device” means a device of a type prescribed by the regulations.”sell” includes:
(a) auction or exchange,
(b) offer, expose, supply or receive for sale, and
(c) send, forward or deliver for sale or on sale.

(2) A person shall not:
(a) use an electrical device upon an animal,
(b) sell any electrical device, or
(c) have in his or her possession or custody any electrical device.

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) Nothing in subsection (2) prevents a person from:
(a) using an electrical device upon an animal belonging to a prescribed species, or
(b) selling or having in his or her possession or custody an electrical device for use upon an animal belonging to a prescribed species.