Fines are being introduced for people who break the laws that protect native species and conservation land.
File photo. Photo: DOC
The Department of Conservation can issue warning letters and in serious cases prosecute people who flout the rules.
In addition, it now has the option to issue fines with an infringement notice.
The new regulations, the Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Amendment Regulations 2020, are available on the NZ Legislation website here. They will be incorporated into the Animal Welfare (Care and Procedures) Regulations 2018 in the future.
Don Hammond has been the chairman of the New Zealand Game Animal Council (GAC) for nearly six years. Matt Gibson sat down with Don to learn about what the GAC is, how it works, the challenges it faces, and most importantly why hunters from New Zealand should care deeply about the Game animal council. Past challenges, recent wins, and future plans. If you’re a hunter and you care about NZ hunting, the game animals we have, the public land we hunt on, and the natural environment we hunt in you need to listen to this podcast and share it far and wide.
NZ Game Animal Council
23 October 2019
Arms Legislation Bill requires significant improvement
The Game Animal Council (GAC) has appeared before Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee to outline significant issues with the Arms Legislation Bill.
A major outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) is occurring in Europe and Asia. Many wild boar in these countries have become infected and most die.
ASF is highly contagious and infects both domestic and wild pigs. In Europe, the disease is moving back and forth between these populations making eradication difficult.
ASF is not a danger to humans or your dogs but an outbreak would be devastating for the New Zealand economy.
Pigs with ASF are slow-moving, may have diarrhoea, and often you will see blood spots on their organs when you open them up.