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WILDLIFE REGULATIONS 2013 - REG 67

Conditions of any Wildlife Displayer Licence

    (1)     It is a condition of any Wildlife Displayer Licence that the licence holder must—

        (a)     obtain the prior written approval of the Secretary before allowing wildlife to be used in a commercial film;

        (b)     open the display at the premises specified in the licence to the public for at least six hours per day during the daylight hours of at least 50 days in each of the following 6 month periods over a 12 month period—

              (i)     1 October–31 March; and

              (ii)     1 April–30 September;

        (c)     within 24 hours of opening and closing the display for public access, enter accurately, legibly and permanently the date and time of opening and closing in a log book or diary kept solely for this purpose;

        (d)     ensure that the entire perimeter of the premises specified in the licence is enclosed by a fence that is of a sufficient height, strength and design that will prevent the escape of any wildlife held on the premises and prevent entry of persons not authorised by the licence holder;

        (e)     display wildlife in circumstances that minimise the chance of escape of any wildlife;

        (f)     display wildlife in circumstances that provide for the good health and welfare of the wildlife in accordance with any applicable code of practice made under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 or the Domestic Animals Act 1994 ;

        (g)     display wildlife in circumstances that minimise the risk of injury to any person;

        (h)     not allow dangerous or venomous wildlife to be handled by persons other than the licence holder without the prior written approval of the Secretary;

              (i)     ensure that wildlife being displayed is under the direct supervision of the licence holder or an employee of the licence holder at all times while the display is open to the public;

Reg. 67(1)(ia) inserted by S.R. No. 164/2018 reg. 19.

        (ia)     act in accordance with any conditions imposed under regulation 39A(2)(c) while participating in a wildlife event;

        (j)     not commence construction of a new enclosure or alterations to an existing enclosure that might impact on the welfare of wildlife without the prior written approval of the Secretary.

    (2)     It is a condition of any Wildlife Displayer Licence that the licence holder must not accept wildlife from any person as a gift without the prior written approval of the Secretary, unless the person offering the gift—

        (a)     holds a wildlife licence that authorises that person to sell or dispose of that wildlife; or

        (b)     is an exempt person for the purposes of selling or disposing of any such wildlife.

    (3)     It is a condition of any Wildlife Displayer Licence that the licence holder must, in the case of wildlife which dies while in the possession of the licence holder—

        (a)     sell or dispose of the dead wildlife to the holder of a Wildlife Taxidermist Licence; or

        (b)     dispose of the dead wildlife by incineration or burial; or

        (c)     retain the dead wildlife.

    (4)     It is a condition of any Wildlife Displayer Licence that the licence holder must not enter into a transaction with a person to buy, acquire, sell or dispose of wildlife unless the person—

        (a)     holds a wildlife licence that authorises that person to buy, acquire, sell or dispose of that wildlife; or

        (b)     is an exempt person for the purposes of buying, acquiring, selling or disposing of any such wildlife; or

        (c)     has obtained the prior written approval of the Secretary.

    (5)     A person who is not an employee of the holder of a wildlife licence but who cares for wildlife on behalf of the licence holder does not commit an offence under the Act or these Regulations if the person is acting under the immediate supervision of the licence holder or an employee of the licence holder.

Division 6—Conditions of Game Bird Farmer Licences, Wildlife Processor Licences and Wildlife Farmer Licences



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