List of Declared Animals

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Phil Elson

28 Feb 2019

I cannot understand the need to have section 181(1) (requirement to comply with instructions related to keeping in captivity) apply to class 1, 2 & 3 animals. Section 176(1) that applies to class 1, 2 & 3 animals totally prohibits an animal of those classes from being in a persons possession or control (i.e. being kept) and section 188(4) does not allow a permit to keep being issued where the conduct (i.e. keeping) is prohibited, therefore an animal of that class cannot be kept legally and must be destroyed under section 182(1) which applies to class 1, 2 & 3 animals. This makes the inclusion of 181(1) unnecessary for these classes I would suggest.

Lindell Andrews > Phil Elson

28 Feb 2019

Hi Phil. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback.

The Natural Resources Management Act 2004 (NRM Act) allows for the possession (keeping) of animals in Class 1, 2 and 3 if approved by the relevant authority (s.188(1b)).
Approval is granted through the permit system. Individuals and organisations can apply for a permit to keep an animal from Class 1-3 through Biosecurity SA. Applications are assessed on criteria such as (but not limited to) enclosure and site security, expertise in husbandry and benefits to the community. It is through this process that zoos can keep the animals they do.
No animal is currently listed as being completely prohibited in South Australia.
As animals in Class 1-3 can be kept under permit, there is a need for s.181.
Thank you again for your detailed consideration to the proposed changes.

Phil Elson > Phil Elson

28 Feb 2019

OK thanks for the feed back I would have assumed that a class of animals that section 176(1) applied to meant that there was a total prohibition on them being kept.

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Greg Patrick

27 Feb 2019

I agree with the declarations as they are outlaid

Lindell Andrews > Greg Patrick

27 Feb 2019

Thank you for your feedback Greg.

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John DeLaine

26 Feb 2019

Closing date of Friday, 19 Apr 2019 for informed comment input from various industry commercial interest stakeholders is unreasonable and is required to be extended.

Lindell Andrews > John DeLaine

27 Feb 2019

Hi John, thank you for joining the discussion.

While engagements are open for varying lengths of time, anywhere from 2 - 10 weeks, 8 weeks is a reasonable period of time for the community to consider the proposed changes and respond. In addition to this online consultation, we have been talking directly with key stakeholder groups and industry bodies. We look forward to receiving your feedback.

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