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Section 18 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
Animal Fighting

Section 18 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW) is Animal Fighting and is extracted below.

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18 Animal baiting and fighting prohibited

(1) A person shall not:
(a) use any place, or manage or control any place which is used,
(b) authorise any place to be used, or
(c) receive money for the admission of another person to any place which is used,
for the purpose of conducting a bull-fight, baiting an animal or causing an animal to fight. 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) A person must not:
(a) cause, procure, permit, encourage or incite a fight in which one or more animals are pitted against another animal or animals, whether of the same species or not, or
(b) advertise the intention to conduct such a fight, or
(c) promote, organise or attend such a fight.

Maximum penalty: 250 penalty units in the case of a corporation or 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both, in the case of an individual.

(3) In any proceedings under subsection (2), evidence that the defendant was present at a place at which a fight of the kind referred to in that subsection was being conducted is prima facie evidence that the defendant attended the fight.

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