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Input to Tasmanian Wildlife Regulations Review closes 13 August 2010

Tasmanian wildlife are in a terrible situation and there is a great need for better laws to look after their welfare and habitat. Candobetter did articles on this problem Tasmania, West Australia, Victoria - our wildlife are ignored by government, and fortunately the recent Auditor General Special Report No. 78, Management of threatened species (Tasmania) will hopefully provide a good basis for your submissions. Please send your submissions to us and we will publish them.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 13 August 2010.

Tasmania: Native Plants & Animals, Changes to laws

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Native Plants & Animals, Wildlife Regulations Review

Wildlife Regulations Review

Public submissions invited by 13 August 2010.

The following extracts are taken from the Government site at http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf/WebPages/LBUN-87L4Q9?open

Please refer there for files and applications>

The Tasmania Government is reviewing the Wildlife Regulations to provide a regulatory framework that ensures the best possible outcomes for the natural environment and the Tasmanian community.

The Wildlife Regulations 1999 govern the protection, control and management of our native fauna. They regulate a wide range of activities that have potential impacts on Tasmania’s wildlife, including:

* The recreational and commercial use of wildlife in Tasmania (including hunting)
* Wildlife exhibitions and displays
* Deer farming
* Wildlife licences, permits and record keeping requirements.

It is proposed that the new Regulations will be replaced as set out below.

The Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010
These Regulations will govern the recreational and commercial activities concerning wildlife including:

* Wildlife licences and permits (conditions, issue, renewal, cancellation and appeal processes)
* Tagging, marking and record keeping requirements
* The taking and trading in wildlife and wildlife products, including requirements for importing and exporting wildlife
* Hunting
* Taxidermy
* Offences.

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Guide to Part 4 - Taxidermy as a PDF Review of Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010
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Wildlife (Exhibited Animals) Regulations 2010
These Regulations will govern the exhibition of wildlife, including wildlife parks and travelling wildlife displays, including:

* Wildlife exhibition licences and display permits (conditions, issue, renewal, cancellation and appeal processes)
* Record keeping requirements
* Disposal of wildlife
* Release or escape of wildlife
* Offences
* Travelling wildlife exhibition permits.

Download Draft Wildlife (Exhibited Animals) Regulations 2010 as a PDF Draft Wildlife (Exhibited Animals) Regulations 2010
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The Wildlife (Deer Farming) Regulations 2010
These Regulations will govern European fallow deer farming in Tasmania as, for the purposes of the Regulations, European fallow deer are considered wildlife. The provision of Regulations to distinguish between farm deer and wild deer remove the need for farmers to obtain permits to buy, sell, possess or kill farm deer. These Regulations will govern European fallow deer farming including:

* Notification obligations for prospective deer farmers
* Deer farm approvals and inspections
* Record keeping and marking of animals
* Actions necessary to prevent or address deer escape, including notification, recovery, destruction and forfeiture.

Download Draft Widlife (Deer Farming) Regulations 2010 as a PDF Draft Widlife (Deer Farming) Regulations 2010
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Submissions
Submissions are invited from members of the public to provide comment in relation to any and all of these proposed Regulations. There is no set form for making a submission. They may be in the form of a letter, a substantial paper or a short document. Appendices and other supporting documents may be included.

Submissions should be sent to:

Post: Wildlife Regulations Review
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
P.O. Box 44
Hobart 7001
Fax: (03) 6223 8603
Email: wildliferegulationsreview@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Hand delivery: Wildlife Regulations Review
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Resource Management and Conservation Division
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart
Further information
Hard copies of the proposed Regulations and other explanatory material may also be obtained from Service Tasmania outletsYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 13 August 2010.

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Comments

Tasmania's history is a legacy of brutality and genocide to humans and animals. There is also the history of environmental devastation and controversy. This continues today, with the Tasmanian government's bending to the more violent and destructive forces of the shooters' lobby!

Where is the drive for the activities which regulate a wide range of activities that have potential impacts on Tasmania’s wildlife? It these activities have the potential to impact on Tasmania's wildlife, then the “activities” should be illegal!

If the purpose of the Wildlife Regulations 1999 is to "protect and manage Tasmania’s fauna", then the “ appropriate related activities and industries” should not go ahead and be prohibited.

Wildlife and industries that impact on them are contradictory, and means that money would be made on inflicting pain, misery and death to native animals! This is not in the interests of wildlife, and not in the interests of a clean, natural, wildlife and environmentally “friendly” Tasmania.

The recreational and commercial “uses” of wildlife, including “wildlife exhibitions” and deer farming are morally and ethically wrong!

Our indigenous animals are not and should not be considered as resources for profits from being exploited. The only income should be from tourism and wildlife observations, and photography. There is no place for violence against them and any idea that this should go ahead is abhorrent and totally wrong and unethical!

Indigenous Australians historically hunted and killed wildlife, but their needs were on a subsistence level, to live in harmony with their surroundings. This justification does not apply today. An “industry” of killing did not exist and should not be introduced.

There should be no hunting or weapons in Tasmania! There should be fines for bringing firearms, spears, crossbows or any weapon into Tasmania's bushland. Our wildlife are unique, and should not be targets for shooting at!

As for deer hunting, they are not indigenous animals and do not belong in Tasmania. The idea of raising them, and shooting at them for a fee, is also abhorrent and cruel. Feral deer can cause damage to the environment. Deer can trample plants, graze on them, and ring-bark young trees. They can also foul water supplies, cause soil erosion, transmit diseases and spread weeds. There are already enough exotic species in Australia.

A person must not buy, sell or posses restricted wildlife or wildlife products in Tasmania, and this should include fur, skins or body parts.

good article , we must keep this island clean