Penalties for animal cruelty and neglect
in Australian jurisdictions
We're keeping tabs on penalties for animal cruelty and neglect in the States and Territories.
Interesting to see that NSW, the biggest State of all, consistently has the lowest penalties :( Not any more! As of 17 June 2021, NSW's penalties for animal cruelty offences have increased! We'll update our tables soon!
The tables below provide more detail about maximum penalties for animal cruelty and neglect in Australia.*
Do you think they are sufficient?
* Penalties for an individual as at November 2020.