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ANIMAL WELFARE ACT 1992 - SECT 9B

Keeping pigs—appropriate accommodation

    (1)     A person commits an offence if—

        (a)     the person keeps a pig; and

        (b)     the pig is not kept in appropriate accommodation.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

    (2)     An offence against this section is a strict liability offence.

    (3)     In this section:

"appropriate accommodation", for a pig kept by a person, means accommodation—

        (a)     that allows the pig to—

              (i)     turn around, stand up and lie down without difficulty; and

              (ii)     have a clean, comfortable and adequately drained place in which it can lie down; and

              (iii)     maintain a comfortable temperature; and

              (iv)     have outdoor access; and

        (b)     if the accommodation is for more than 1 pig—that allows each pig in the accommodation to lie down at the same time; and

        (c)     if the person keeps more than 1 pig—that allows the pig to see another pig except if—

              (i)     the pig is isolated on the advice of a veterinary surgeon; or

              (ii)     it is a week before, or during, farrowing for the pig.



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