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PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS REGULATIONS 2008


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Objectives  
   2.      Authorising provisions  
   3.      Commencement  
   4.      Revocation  
   5.      Definitions  

   PART 2--PROTECTION OF ANIMALS

   6.      Transportation of animals  
   7.      Possession of fighting implements  
   8.      Use of mouthpieces  
   9.      Pronged collars prohibited  
   10.     Prescribed kinds of traps  
   11.     Placement or use of certain electronic devices  
   12.     Electric fences  
   13.     Electric bird deterrents  
   14.     Electric prodders  
   15.     Electronic stunning devices  
   16.     Electronic ejaculators  
   17.     Use of electronic collars  
   18.     Requirements for use of authorised electronic collars  
   19.     Remote training collars and anti-bark collars  
   20.     Use of containment collars on dogs  
   21.     Use of containment collars on a cat  
   22.     Electrofishing  
   23.     Electrocution traps  
   24.     Sale of electronic collars  
   25.     Requirements for setting or using small leghold traps  
   26.     Prescribed features of small leghold traps  
   27.     Places where small leghold traps must not be set, used or possessed  
   28.     Requirements for setting or using large leghold traps  
   29.     Prescribed features of a large leghold trap to be set or used for foxes  
   30.     Prescribed features of a large leghold trap to be set or used for wild dogs  
   31.     Places where large leghold traps must not be set or used  
   32.     Conditions of setting or use of small and large leghold traps  
   33.     Requirements for setting or using confinement traps  
   34.     Prescribed features of confinement traps  
   35.     Places where confinement traps may not be set or used  
   36.     Conditions of set or use of confinement traps  
   37.     Requirements for setting or using net traps  
   38.     Prescribed features of net traps  
   39.     Places where net traps may be set or used  
   40.     Conditions of set or use of net traps  
   41.     Requirements for setting or using non-kill snare traps  
   42.     Prescribed features of non-kill snare traps  
   43.     Places where non-kill snare traps may be set or used  
   44.     Conditions of set or use of non-kill snare traps  
   45.     Requirements for setting or using rodent kill traps  
   46.     Prescribed features of rodent kill traps  
   47.     Places where rodent kill traps may be set or used  
   48.     Conditions of set or use of rodent kill traps  
   49.     Requirements for setting or using kill traps  
   50.     Prescribed features of kill traps  
   51.     Places where kill traps may be set or used  
   52.     Conditions of set or use of kill traps  
   53.     Requirements for setting or using glue traps  
   54.     Lethal trap devices  

   PART 3--RODEOS AND RODEO SCHOOLS

   55.     Definitions  
   56.     Application for a rodeo licence  
   57.     Application for an individual rodeo or rodeo school permit  
   58.     Conditions for rodeo licences, rodeo permits and rodeo school permits and approvals of organisations  
   59.     Licence or permit holder must produce licence or permit to POCTA inspector  
   60.     Department to be notified of rodeo  
   61.     Rodeo and rodeo school must be attended by a veterinary practitioner  
   62.     Instructions from veterinary practitioner  
   63.     Duties of veterinary practitioner  
   64.     Department to be advised of nominated or appointed veterinary practitioner  
   65.     Types of animals that may be used  
   66.     Minimum weight for animals  
   67.     Minimum age for rodeo horses  
   68.     Repeat use of animals  
   69.     Inspection of animals before a rodeo or rodeo school  
   70.     Condition of animals used at rodeos or rodeo schools  
   71.     Lame, sick, injured or defective animals  
   72.     Transport of injured animals  
   73.     Humane destruction of seriously injured animals  
   74.     Penning of cattle and horses  
   75.     No rocks, holes or obstacles in arena  
   76.     Removal of animals from the arena  
   77.     Foals or calves not yarded or used  
   78.     Fitting saddles  
   79.     Fitting cinches or girths  
   80.     Fitting pads  
   81.     Tightening flank straps and ropes  
   82.     Use of electric prodders  
   83.     Poking or harming animals  
   84.     Free-running paddle or spur rowels  
   85.     Sharp or cutting objects  
   86.     Roped animals at rodeos  
   87.     Animals permitted in arena  
   88.     Fireworks prohibited  
   89.     Drugs and alcohol prohibited  

   PART 4--SCIENTIFIC PROCEDURES

   90.     Definitions  
   91.     Application for the issue or renewal of a scientific procedures premises licence  
   92.     Conditions on scientific procedures premises licences  
   93.     Minimum standards for scientific premises  
   94.     Application for the issue or renewal of a scientific procedures field work licence  
   95.     Conditions on scientific procedures field work licences  
   96.     Minimum standards for field work  
   97.     Application for the issue or renewal of a specified animals breeding licence  
   98.     Conditions on specified animals breeding licence  
   99.     Minimum standards for premises specified in a specified animals breeding licence  
   100.    Completion of annual returns  
   101.    Return of records  
   102.    Variation to a licence or licence condition  

   PART 5--MISCELLANEOUS

   103.    Definitions  
   104.    Identification certificates  
   105.    Order for the destruction, treatment, housing or feeding of animals  
   105A.   Defence to cruelty or aggravated cruelty  
   106.    Fees for rodeo licences, rodeo and rodeo school permits  
   107.    Fees for a scientific procedures premises licence  
   108.    Fees for a scientific procedures field work licence  
   109.    Fees for a specified animals breeding licence  
   109A.   Prescribed manner for determining fees for entry and search and compliance reports  
   110.    Infringement offences  
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