173. Films and videos involving animal cruelty.

No person may exhibit to the public or supply to any person for public exhibition1, whether by himself or another person, any cinematograph film, whether produced in Great Britain2 or elsewhere, if in connection with its production any scene represented in it was organised or directed in such a way as to involve the cruel infliction of pain or terror on any animal3 or the cruel goading of any animal to fury4. In any proceedings the court may, without prejudice to any other mode of proof, infer from the film as exhibited or supplied for exhibition that a scene