CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Cruelly beating, etc any animal

   4   Working, etc animal unfit for work

   5   Causing injury or suffering by wilful negligence

   6   Bull-baiting, etc

   7   Causing avoidable or unnecessary pain or suffering to any animal

   8   Using or employing animal brought to be destroyed

   9   Causing unnecessary suffering in killing any animal

   10   Using animal under two years and a half

   11   Docking or nicking tails of horses, etc

   12   Keeping animals for trap shooting, etc

   13   Arrest of offenders

   14   Seizure and production of animal before Court

   15   Destruction of injured animals

   16   Penalty. Slaughtering of animal by order of Court

   17   Recovery of expense of slaughtering and removing any animal

   18   Recovery and enforcement of penalties

   19   Detention of animal by order of Court and maintenance of such animal

   20   Non-liability, except for gross negligence, of any officer of Society

   21   Disposal of unclaimed animal

 

THE CRUELTY TO ANIMALS ACT

[Date of Commencement: 22nd April, 1904]

Cap 86.

Law 69 of 1960.

Act 31 of 1995.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Cruelty to Animals Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "animal" means any horse, mare, gelding, colt, filly, bull, cow, ox, steer, heifer, calf, mule, ass, ram, ewe, sheep, lamb, boar, sow, barrow, hog, pig, goat, kid, dog, cat or any other animal, whether of the kind or species particularly mentioned, or of any other kind or species whatsoever, and whether a quadruped or not.

3   Cruelly beating, etc any animal

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   Every person who cruelly beats, ill-treats, starves, over-drives, over-rides, over-loads, abuses, tortures, or otherwise maltreats any animal, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

4   Working, etc animal unfit for work

   Every person who works, or causes to be worked, any animal in such a condition as to be unfit for work whether from emaciation, or from any gall, or sore, or otherwise, and whether that condition is caused by disease or deficient feeding, or otherwise, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

5   Causing injury or suffering by wilful negligence

   Every person who, by wilful negligence, causes any injury or suffering to any animal, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

6   Bull-baiting, etc

   Every person who-

   (a)   in any manner encourages, aids, or assists at the fighting or baiting of any bull, dog, cock, or other kind of animal, whether domestic or wild; or

   (b)   keeps, or uses, or acts in the management of any place to be used for the purpose of fighting or baiting any such animal as aforesaid; or

   (c)   being the owner or occupier thereof, permits or suffers any place to be so used; or

   (d)   receives money for the admission of any other person to any place kept or used for any of the purposes aforesaid,

shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.

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