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Killing animals with intent to steal

444A Killing animals with intent to steal

(1) Any person who kills any animal capable of being stolen with intent to steal the skin or carcass, or any part of the skin or carcass, is guilty of a crime, and is liable to the same punishment as if the person had stolen the animal.
(2) If the offender is sentenced to pay a fine in addition to, or instead of, imprisonment, the fine shall be not less than 10 penalty units or, where in respect of the animal in question a value is determined in accordance with the provisions of the regulations made pursuant to section 450F , not less than that value, whichever is the higher amount, for every animal killed.
(3) However, the fine imposed in respect of the offence shall not exceed 455 penalty units.

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