Cruelty to Animals Act 1849

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Cruelty to Animals Act 1849
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act for the more effectual Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Citation12 & 13 Vict. c. 92
Other legislation
Repeals/revokesCruel Treatment of Cattle Act 1822
Cruelty to Animals Act 1835
Amended byCruelty to Animals Act 1876
Repealed byProtection of Animals Act 1911
Status: Repealed

The Cruelty to Animals Act 1849[1] is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (12 & 13 Vict. c. 92) with the long title An Act for the more effectual Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The Act repealed two previous Acts, the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act 1822 and the Cruelty to Animals Act 1835, and reiterated the offences of beating, ill-treating, over-driving, abusing and torturing animals with a maximum penalty of £5 and compensation of up to £10. The Act was amended and including a prison sentence for the unlawful killing of any animals covers within the law and expanded by the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876, and repealed by the Protection of Animals Act 1911.

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  • The text of the Act
  • The British Almanac of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1850, p. 142.
  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by the Short Titles Act 1896, section 1 and the first schedule. Due to the repeal of those provisions it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.