Submission – Inquiry into Animal Cruelty laws in NSW

Submission - Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in NSW

The Legislative Council Select Committee is inquiring and reporting on the effectiveness of arrangements for the administration and enforcement of the laws of New South Wales for the protection of animals from cruelty.

Our NSW animal cruelty legislation is failing to deliver its intended and stated purpose of protecting non-human animals, deterring acts of animal cruelty and administering justice in line with community expectations. Similarly, current NSW laws do not ensure or deliver the necessary and expected monitoring, enforcement, prosecution outcomes or deterrents as expected with criminal matters.

Submissions are due by Friday 29 November 2019.