This law protected -any captive animal - farm livestock, zoo animals and domestic pets.
-This legislation targets anyone purposely inflicting any pain suffering and harm to a captive animal in any way.
- some acts inhumane within this law are beat, kick, ill-treat, over-ride, over-drive, over-load, torture, infuriate, or terrify any animal.
- The penalty for such offences includes a prison sentence of a maximum six months or a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.
-this act was amended 2000