Cruelty to Animals Act 1849
The Act repealed two previous Acts, the Cruel Treatment of Cattle Act 1822 and the Cruelty to Animals Act 1835, and reiterated the offences of beating, ill-treating,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for the unlawful killing of any animals covers within the law and expanded by the Cruelty to Animals Act 1876, and repealed by the Protection of Animals Act 1911.
- Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
- Wild Animals in Captivity Protection Act 1900
- Animal welfare in the United Kingdom
- The text of the act
- The British Almanac of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1850, p. 142.
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