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Definitions—pt 2

In this part:

"confine", an animal, means—

        (a)     enclose the animal in a pen, vehicle, cage, box or other container or small space; or

        (b)     otherwise limit or restrict the animal's freedom of movement, including by—

              (i)     tying up the animal; or

              (ii)     using a device on the animal; or

              (iii)     impairing the animal.


hood, bridle, tether

Example—impairing animal

clipping the feathers of a bird's wing

"cruelty", in relation to an animal, includes the following:

        (a)     doing, or not doing, something to an animal that causes, or is likely to cause, injury, pain, stress or death to the animal that is unjustifiable, unnecessary or unreasonable in the circumstances;

        (b)     abusing, terrifying or tormenting the animal.

"poison" includes glass or anything else that, if ingested by an animal, is likely to kill or injure the animal.

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