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Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act, 1965

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Number 10 of 1965.


PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1965


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Part I

PRELIMINARY AND GENERAL

Section

1.

Short title, citation and construction.

2.

Definitions.

3.

Repeals.

Part II

PROTECTION OF ANIMALS

4.

Amendment of section 1 of Principal Act.

5.

Prohibition of docking and nicking of horses.

6.

Care of impounded animals.

7.

Use of poisonous gas in rabbit holes.

8.

Restrictions on spring traps.

9.

Open trapping.

10.

Injured animals.

11.

Immediate destruction of certain animals.

12.

Appeals.

13.

Amendment of section 15 of Principal Act.

14.

Notices regarding the laying of poison.

15.

Prohibition of public contests with animals.

16.

Presumption as to keeping of animals.

Part III

PROVISIONS WITH REGARD TO DOGS

17.

Ownership of stray dog.

18.

Disqualification of persons convicted of cruelty to dogs.

19.

Control of greyhounds.

20.

Restriction on number of greyhounds which may be exercised or led.

21.

Penalties under sections 19 or 20.

Part IV

USE OF ANAESTHETICS IN OPERATIONS ON ANIMALS

22.

Use of anaesthetics in operations on animals.

Part V

REGULATION OF SALE OF PET ANIMALS

23.

Pets not to sold in any public place.

24.

Pets not to be sold to children under twelve years of age.

25.

Provisions regarding pet shops.

26.

Offences and disqualifications under Part V.

Part VI

MISCELLANEOUS

27.

Removal of disqualification.

28.

Slaughter of Pigs.

SCHEDULE

Excepted Operations

Acts Referred to

Protection of Animals Act, 1911

1911, c. 27

Veterinary Surgeons Act, 1931

1931, No. 36

Amendment Act, 1912

1912, c. 17

Amendment Act, 1921

1921, c. 14

Animals Act, 1935

1935, No. 45

Ground Game Act, 1880

1880, c. 47

Dogs Act, 1906

1906. c. 32

Animals (Anaesthetics) Act, 1919

1919, c. 54

Cruelty to Animals Act, 1876

1876, c. 77

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Number 10 of 1965.


PROTECTION OF ANIMALS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1965


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE LAW RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS AND TO PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED THEREWITH. [30th June, 1965.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS :—