(1) In any proceedings against a person in relation to an act of cruelty under section 9, or an act of aggravated cruelty under section 10, it is a defence if the person—
(a) acted reasonably; or
(b) reasonably omitted to do an act—
in defending himself or herself or any other person against an animal or against any threat of attack by an animal.
S. 11(2) inserted by No. 60/2012 s. 33(2).
(2) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence under section 9 or 10 in relation to an activity if the person charged was carrying out the activity in accordance with a code of practice prescribed for the purposes of this subsection (other than a Code of Practice made under section 7) that regulates that activity.
S. 11A inserted by No. 65/2007 s. 82.