(1) A person who—
(a) wantonly and cruelly beats, ill-treats, starves, over-loads, abuses, tortures, infuriates, teases, terrifies or causes unnecessary mutilation or suffering to any animal; or
(b) otherwise maltreats or causes or procures to be cruelly beaten, ill-treated, starved, over-loaded, abused, tortured or otherwise maltreated an animal; or
(c) permits any animal to be infuriated, teased, terrified, or caused any unnecessary suffering; or
(d) without any reasonable cause administers or causes any poisonous or injurious drug or substance to be taken by any animal,
commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1,000 in respect of each animal mentioned in the charge.
(2) Where a person is convicted under subsection (1) the court may also disqualify that person from having custody of any domestic and captive animal or any animal of a specific kind and may in its discretion order that the animal be forfeited and disposed of in a manner ordered by the court.
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