COMMONWEALTH ACT No. 73

AN ACT TO PROHIBITING THE KILLING, HUNTING, WOUNDING OR TAKING AWAY OF BUBALUS MINDORENSIS, COMMONLY KNOWN AS TAMARAW.

Be it enacted by the National Assembly of the Philippines:

Section 1. The killing, hunting, wounding, or taking away of bubalus mindorensis, commonly known as tamaraw, for any purpose other than for the protection of person or property, or for scientific ends duly authorized by the Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce,1 is hereby prohibited.

Section 2. Any person violating this Act shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment of not less than three nor more than six months or by find of not less than six hundred nor more than one thousand pesos, or by both such imprisonment and fine, in the discretion of the court.2

Section 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.


Approved, October 23, 1936.

RELATED STATUTES

Act 2590 (Effective February 4, 1916)

Providing for the protection of game and fish.

Act 3915 (Effective February 1, 1932)

Providing for the establishment of National Parks.


Footnote

* As amended by RA 1086.

1 Now Secretary of Natural Resources.

2 Words in bold in the text above are amendments introduced by RA 1056, section 1, approved June 15, 1954.

Statutory History of section 2:

Original text

Sec. 2. Any person violating this Act shall be punished for each offense by imprisonment of not [exceeding thirty days] or by fine of not [exceeding two] hundred pesos, or by both such imprisonment and fine, in the discretion of the court. (Ed. Note: Words in brackets were deleted in RA 1056, supra.)


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