Penalties for animal cruelty and neglect
in NSW and the ACT
NSW and the ACT have some of the lowest penalties for animal cruelty and neglect compared to other Australian jurisdictions.
The graphic below shows why many are calling for increased penalties for animal cruelty offences in NSW and the ACT.
NSW and the ACT are last and second last (respectively) for financial penalties for animal cruelty:
The tables below provide more detail about maximum penalties for animal cruelty and neglect in Australia.*
Do you think they are sufficient?
* Penalties as at August 2016.
To see which political parties in the ACT supported an increase in penalties at the ACT election in October 2016, see HERE.