Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Amendment Regulations 2020

  • Corrections have been made to the Schedule on 17 August 2020 and to regulation 24 on 25 September 2020 under section 25(1)(j)(i) and (iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
11 New regulation 51A inserted (Docking equids’ tails)

After regulation 51, insert:

51A Docking equids’ tails


A person must not dock the tail of an equid.


The owner of, and every person in charge of, an equid must not allow the equid’s tail to be docked.


A person who fails to comply with subclause (1) or (2) commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—


in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $3,000; or


in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $15,000.


A person has a defence to a prosecution for an offence against this regulation if—


the person is a veterinarian, or a veterinary student under the direct supervision of a veterinarian throughout the procedure; and


the person docked the tail of the equid for therapeutic purposes; and


the equid was given pain relief at the time of the procedure.