Protecting working animals

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Legislation is being considered by Parliament - view the press release.

The South Australian Government recently announced it would introduce new laws to parliament that make it an offence to intentionally kill or injure an animal being used by law enforcement officers in performing their duty.

Police dog Koda, a German shepherd, was allegedly stabbed recently while detaining an offender.

Under the amendment to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, offenders who harm animals used by law enforcement agencies will face severe penalties – including jail time.

About


This consultation has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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Legislation is being considered by Parliament - view the press release.

The South Australian Government recently announced it would introduce new laws to parliament that make it an offence to intentionally kill or injure an animal being used by law enforcement officers in performing their duty.

Police dog Koda, a German shepherd, was allegedly stabbed recently while detaining an offender.

Under the amendment to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935, offenders who harm animals used by law enforcement agencies will face severe penalties – including jail time.

More information about the Government’s announcement can be viewed here.

Animals play an important part in helping many members of our community. Proposed laws could potentially be broadened to protect all working animals, not just those used in law enforcement.

We want you hear your thoughts and ideas on how to better protect working animals in South Australia.