Section 499 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Definitions

In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires‐"animal" means any domestic or captive animal;

"captive animal" means any animal (not being a domestic animal) of whatsoever kind or species, including any bird, fish or reptile, which is in captivity, or confinement, or which is maimed, pinioned or subjected to any appliance or contrivance for the purpose of hindering or preventing its escape from captivity or confinement;

"domestic animal" means any animal or bird which is tame or which has been or is being sufficiently tamed to serve some purpose for the use of man.

Section 499 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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