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First Session, Forty-second Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-84
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting)
AS PASSED
BY THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
May 8, 2019
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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:
www.ourcommons.ca


1st Session, 42nd Parliament,
64-65-66-67-68 Elizabeth II, 2015-2016-2017-2018-2019
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):
Order of prohibition or restitution
(4)The court may, in addition to any other sentence that it may impose under any of subsections (1) to (3),
(a)make an order prohibiting the accused from owning, having the custody or control of or residing in the same premises as an animal during any period that the court considers appropriate but, in the case of a second or subsequent offence, for a minimum of five years; and
(b)on application of the Attorney General or on its own motion, order that the accused pay to a person or an organization that has taken care of an animal as a result of the commission of the offence the reasonable costs that the person or organization incurred in respect of the animal, if the costs are readily ascertainable.
Breach of order
(5)Every person who contravenes an order made under paragraph (4)‍(a) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Application
(6)Sections 740 to 741.2 apply, with any modifications that the circumstances require, to orders made under paragraph (4)‍(b).
Definition of bestiality
(7)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
3(1)Subsection 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.
(2)Subsection 447(3) of the Act is repealed.
4The definition designated offence in subsection 490.011(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (a)‍(vi):
(vi.‍01)subsection 160(1) (bestiality),
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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