Abandonment of Animals Act 1960
|Citation||8 & 9 Eliz. II c. 43|
|Territorial extent||Great Britain (England and Wales, Scotland)|
|Royal assent||2 June 1960|
|Repealed||8 November 2006|
|Repealed by||Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006
Animal Welfare Act 2006
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Text of the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk|
The Act made it a criminal offence to abandon an animal, or permit it to be abandoned, "in circumstances likely to cause the animal any unnecessary suffering". The offence was treated as "cruelty" within the terms of the Protection of Animals Act 1911 section 1 subsection 1, which as amended currently provides for a fine or up to six months imprisonment on conviction.
The Act extends to England and Wales, and Scotland, but not to Northern Ireland.
- "Animal Welfare Act 2006 : Schedule 4 : Repeals". legislation.gov.uk. The National Archives on behalf of HM Government. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
- Text of the Abandonment of Animals Act 1960 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk
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