Section 17 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 | Using Fighting Spurs on Animals


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Section 17 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1978 (NSW) is Using Fighting Spurs on Animals and is extracted below.

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17 Certain spurs etc or implements designed for fighting not to be kept

A person shall not have in his or her possession or custody:
(a) any spur, or any other similar appliance, which has sharpened rowels, or
(b) any article, implement or other thing made or adapted, or intended by the person to be used, for attachment to an animal for the purpose of:
(i) training the animal to fight another animal, or
(ii) increasing the ability of the animal to inflict injury on another animal during fighting.

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.