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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-84
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting)
FIRST READING, October 18, 2018
MINISTER OF JUSTICE
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SUMMARY
This enactment amends the Criminal Code to
(a)define “bestiality”;
(b)expand the scope of the offence of encouraging, aiding or assisting at the fighting or baiting of animals or birds so that the offence
(i)includes promoting, arranging, receiving money for or taking part in the fighting or baiting of animals or birds, and
(ii)also applies with respect to the training, transporting or breeding of animals or birds for fighting or baiting; and
(c)expand the scope of the offence of building, making, maintaining or keeping a cockpit so that the offence applies with respect to any arena for animal fighting.
Available on the House of Commons website at the following address:
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1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-84
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. C-46

Criminal Code

1Section 160 of the Criminal Code is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):
Definition of bestiality
(4)In this section, bestiality means any contact, for a sexual purpose, with an animal.
2008, c. 12, s. 1
2Paragraph 445.1(1)‍(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(b)in any manner encourages, aids, promotes, arranges, assists at, receives money for or takes part in
(i)the fighting or baiting of animals or birds, or
(ii)the training, transporting or breeding of animals or birds for the purposes of subparagraph (i);
2008, c. 12, s. 1
3Subsection 447(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Arena for animal fighting
447(1)Everyone commits an offence who builds, makes, maintains or keeps an arena for animal fighting on premises that he or she owns or occupies, or allows such an arena to be built, made, maintained or kept on such premises.
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons



explanatory notes

Criminal Code
Clause 1:New.
Clause 2:Relevant portion of subsection 445.1(1):
445.1(1)Every one commits an offence who
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(b)in any manner encourages, aids or assists at the fighting or baiting of animals or birds;
Clause 3:Existing text of subsection 447(1):
447(1)Every one commits an offence who builds, makes, maintains or keeps a cockpit on premises that he or she owns or occupies, or allows a cockpit to be built, made, maintained or kept on such premises.

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