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Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200

Description: A short description of the legislation.

The objects of this Act are— (a) to prevent cruelty to animals, and (b) to promote the welfare of animals by requiring a person in charge of an animal— (i) to provide care for the animal, and (ii) to treat the animal in a humane manner, and (iii) to ensure the welfare of the animal, and © to promote the welfare of dogs and cats by requiring information about them to be provided when they are advertised for sale.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

This Act outlines the treatment standards for animals involved in agriculture in NSW.

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

Compliance is enforced strictly by Inspectors and Officers.

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

NSW Legislation →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.