Animal Welfare Act 1999

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168A Burden of proof of reasonable excuse

In proceedings for an offence against any of sections 14, 21, 22, 23, 34, 35, 36, 54, and 130,—


the prosecutor need not assert absence of reasonable excuse in the charging document; and


the burden of proving that the defendant had a reasonable excuse lies on the defendant.

Section 168A: inserted, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).