(1) In any prosecution for an offence under any of the provisions listed in subsection (5), the prosecution must prove that the defendant intended to commit the offence.
(2) In any prosecution for an offence under a provision that is not listed in subsection (5), it is not necessary for the prosecution to prove that the defendant intended to commit an offence.
(3) It is a defence in any prosecution for an offence not listed in subsection (5) if the defendant proves—
(4) The defence provided in subsection (3) is in addition to any other defence or excuse provided by this Act.
(5) The provisions are—
(c) section 58(1)(a) (which relates to shooting at, killing, disabling, or injuring a homing pigeon):
(d) section 59(5A) (which relates to interfering with vehicles, animals, equipment, or supplies brought onto land):
(6) Sections 63A and 63B continue to apply as if this section had not been enacted.
Section 68AB: inserted, on 15 October 2000, by section 7 of the Wildlife (Penalties and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 43).