It affected the animals and how they were treated on a daily basis.
The penalty you could receive would be to be prosecuted.
This act has been changed a bit and now acts as the animal welfare act which is still in use.
The Performing Animals (regulations) Act 1925
1925 - 2000
This would affect the trainers and the animals.
The penalties would include the trainer having the court prohibit or restrict the training.
It is still in use but is found within the Animal Welfare Act.
The Pet Animals Act 1951
1951 - 1983
This would affect any pet shop owners.
The penalties for not following the act could include the council taking any action they see fit.
It is still in use but it now goes under a different name.
Cock Fighting Act 1952
1952 - 2000
This would affect the animals welfare.
The penalties would include imprisonment, a fine or both.
This act is still in use today.
Abandonment of Animals Act 1960
1960 - 2006
This would have affected the animal that was abandoned and the owner.
It is still in use today under the Animal Welfare Act.
The penalties include a fine or up to six months imprisonment on conviction.
Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963
1963 - 2020
This would affect any place where the boarding of animals takes place.
The penalties may be decided by the council.
This act is still in action.
Riding Establishments Act 1964
1964 - 1970
Thi would affect the owner, the animal and the management of the accomodation and the animals welfare.
The penalties include the council taking action if one of the conditions are broken.
This act is still in use.
The Breeding of Dogs Act 1973
1973 - 1991
This would affect the dog breeders and dogs.
The council is responsible for upholding this legislation.
This act has been added to and has changed name but is still followed today under a new name.
The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
1976 - 2020
This would affect zoos, pet owners and pet shops.
This act is still in effect but has been amended in 2010.
The penalties for not following this act would be that the local authority can decide on what action is best taken.
The Zoo Licensing Act 1981
1981 - 2020
This would affect all zoos.
This act is still in affect but had become out of date on 2003 but republished with new information in 2012 and put back into affect.
The penalties for this act is a fine of certain amount if you don't follow the conditions stated in the legislation or if you don't let and inspector do their job properly.