Would You Like to See Changes to Animal Welfare Legislation in NSW? Posted on July 5, 2018 Would you like to see changes to animal welfare legislation in NSW? Would you like to see tougher penalties for offences of animal cruelty? The biggest review of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTAA) in 40 years is taking place and you can have your say! The Department of Primary Industries are seeking community feedback for proposed changes to POCTAA including whether the statutory maximum penalties and Penalty Infringement Notices for animal cruelty offences in NSW meet community expectations. Make sure you have your say before submissions close at 5pm Sunday 22 July 2018! Community and stakeholder feedback will be used to inform decisions about how to improve the operation of existing animal welfare legislation. HOW TO HAVE YOUR SAY: STEP 1: Read the Discussion Paper here: https://bit.ly/2NoePu5 STEP 2: Complete either or both of the two online surveys: 1. Animal Welfare Penalties here: https://bit.ly/2NsO8V9 2. Protecting animal welfare in critical and emerging situations here: https://bit.ly/2NpgUpT The surveys will close at 5.00pm on Sunday, 22 July 2018.