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The Use of Animals to Shield Unlawful Activities Act
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This version is current as of April 21, 2017.
It has been in effect since June 14, 2012, when this Act came into force.
 

C.C.S.M. c. U90

The Use of Animals to Shield Unlawful Activities Act

(Assented to June 14, 2012)

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Definitions

1           The following definitions apply in this Act.

"property" means any real property. (« bien »)

"unlawful act" means an act or omission that is an offence under an Act of Canada or Manitoba. (« acte illégal »)

Offence — use of animals to protect property used for unlawful acts

2(1)        No person who is committing an unlawful act on a property shall use an animal to protect that property.

Interpretation

2(2)        For the purpose of subsection (1), an animal is protecting a property if the animal poses a threat to a person who enters the property, having regard to

(a) the species or breed of animal;

(b) the size and temperament of the animal; and

(c) the location of the animal, and whether it is confined or restrained in any manner.

Penalty

3           A person who contravenes subsection 2(1) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than $5,000, or to imprisonment for a term of not more than three months, or both.

C.C.S.M. reference

4           This Act may be referred to as chapter U90 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force

5           This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.