Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW) - Level 4

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An Act for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Offences under this Act occur in the commission of acts of cruelty upon an animal which includes the failure to provide suitable food, water and shelter for animals in your care. The Act has relevance for the University through its interactions with animals. The activities involving animals that are relevant for this legislation and the University are as follows:- routine interaction with University animals under the care of the Animal Services Unit (excluding animal research under the jurisdiction of the Animal Research Act 1985; and excluding clinical treatment of animals in the Veterinary Clinic under the jurisdiction of the Veterinary Practices Act 2003); intermittent contact with native animals naturally occurring in the campus environment and periodic dealings with companion animals and pest species that incidentally occur on campus.

Relevant Compliance Frameworks

Legislation, Standards and Codes may be linked to one or more of the University's compliance frameworks either as the driver of the requirements, or as a component of the framework.

The relevant frameworks are listed below.

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