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Offence—take animal into reserve

    (1)     A person commits an offence if—

        (a)     the person—

              (i)     takes an animal into a reserve; or

              (ii)     allows an animal to enter a reserve; and

        (b)     the animal is not a native animal.

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.

    (2)     An offence against this section is a strict liability offence.

Note     A person does not commit an offence only because the person is accompanied by an assistance animal and takes the animal into a reserve (see Domestic Animals Act 2000

, s 106C).

    (3)     A person has the benefit of the chapter 9 exceptions for an offence against this section.

Note     The chapter 9 exceptions are set out in s 252.

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