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Is This Even Legal?

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minimax   

Anyone can give away anything they own, so if they own it they can do what they want with it.

Unfortunately :/

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Facebook have pretty stringent rules about how it is used to run/promote competions, and often suspend pages for contravening those rules. At the very least the comp might be against FB regs.

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Cody   

I was just liking posts on the page and it disappeared..

It's still there as far as I can see.

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Not sure what the law is these days but years ago it was illegal to give an animal away as a raffle prize.

Greg

Yes, I was of the opinion that that was the case too.

I have a vague recollection of a magazine offering a pet as a prize and that was very quickly and firmly jumped on.

Edited by Danny's Darling

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Teebs   

Not sure what the law is these days but years ago it was illegal to give an animal away as a raffle prize.

Greg

Yes, I was of the opinion that that was the case too.

I have a vague recollection of a magazine offering a pet as a prize and that was very quickly and firmly jumped on.

I believed this as well?

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I one a guinea pig when I was a kid and I know of rural towns a few years ago that had poddy lambs and goats a prizes. So wrong.

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Danois   

Current Regs do not say animals are a prohibited prize. Prohibited prizes are:

• tobacco products in any form

• firearms or ammunition

• prohibited weapons

• the provision of cosmetic surgery or other similar procedure the main purpose of which is to improve personal appearance, and

• liquor prizes more than 20 litres

Money over stated limits dependent on promotion type.

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Current Regs do not say animals are a prohibited prize. Prohibited prizes are:

• tobacco products in any form

• firearms or ammunition

• prohibited weapons

• the provision of cosmetic surgery or other similar procedure the main purpose of which is to improve personal appearance, and

• liquor prizes more than 20 litres

Money over stated limits dependent on promotion type.

Thanks for that Danois.

Hopefully they won't go ahead with it anyway now that it's gone from Facebook...

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In the Tas regs it actually talks about what should be done if a 'livestock' prize is unclaimed so sounds like there is no legal problem with it.

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Rozzie   

The Land used to give away foals and working dog pups in competitions. Don't know if they still do, haven't read it for yonks.

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