Download Proposed Animal Welfare Regulations (Care & Conduct and Surgical & Painful Procedures)
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking submissions from interested parties, both individuals and organisations, on proposed regulations under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (the Act). This document sets out proposals for making regulations that would apply to a range of different animals and situations.
Specifically, submissions are sought on proposed regulations for the care of, and conduct towards, animals (care and conduct) and surgical and painful procedures under sections 183A and 183B of the Act, respectively. It is proposed that the regulations would have infringement offences or prosecutable offences1 attached to them under section 183 of the Act.
In addition, regulations are also proposed that would set an infringement fee for offences related to non-compliance with a Compliance Notice and for failing to inspect a set trap within 12 hours.
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