Full Statute Name:  Animals (Prevention of Cruelty) Act (Cap. 220): An Act to provide for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

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Popular Title:  The Animals (Prevention of Cruelty) Act (Cap. 220) Primary Citation:  Consolidation of 1988 of Ordinance No. 25 of 1957 as amended last by L.N. No. 224 of 1962 Country of Origin:  Uganda Last Checked:  September, 2014 Date Adopted:  1957
Summary: This Uganda act, in English, provides provisions for the offense of animal cruelty. The act also allows the court to order the destruction of an animal when the animal's owner has been convicted of an offense of animal cruelty if the court is satisfied it would be cruel to keep the animal alive. The court may also deprive a person convicted of cruelty ownership of the animal and order for the animal to be disposed as it thinks fit. It is also illegal to permit a diseased animal to be at large in public places; a court may also order a diseased animal at large in any public place to be destroyed. No appeal can be made against either order of destruction. The sale of poisoned grain that is to be used as feeding stuff is also an offence. Also included in this act are provisions about experiments.
Documents:  PDF icon stugcrueltyact.pdf (348.35 KB)
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