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Criminal Code

Version of section 445 from 2008-04-17 to 2018-12-12:


Marginal note:Injuring or endangering other animals

  •  (1) Every one commits an offence who, wilfully and without lawful excuse,

    • (a) kills, maims, wounds, poisons or injures dogs, birds or animals that are not cattle and are kept for a lawful purpose; or

    • (b) places poison in such a position that it may easily be consumed by dogs, birds or animals that are not cattle and are kept for a lawful purpose.

  • Marginal note:Punishment

    (2) Every one who commits an offence under subsection (1) is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term of not more than eighteen months or to both.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 445
  • 2008, c. 12, s. 1
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