Administrative

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AK - Exotic Animals - Title 5. Fish and Game. Article 3. Permits. 5 AAC 92.029 - 035

These Alaska regulation provides that, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, no person may possess, import, release, export, or assist in those actions, live game, unless the person holds a possession permit issued by the department. The regulations also list species that may be possessed without a permit, but may not be released into the wild which includes dogs,cats, chimpanzees, white rats, and many others. The department may not issue a permit for the capture, possession, import, or export of any game animal, including a hybrid species of a game animal, for use as a pet. Any of the listed species of bird, mammal, or reptile that is endangered may not be held in private ownership without a permit from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

AK - Importation - Article 1. Importation of Animals 18 AK ADC 36.005 - 065

These Alaska regulations concern the importation requirements for animals. Health certificates and permits from the state veterinarian are required.

AK - Wildlife - 5 AAC 92.200. Purchase and sale of game; 5 AAC 92.002. Liability for violations. 5 AK ADC 92.002; 92.200

This Alaska regulation relates to the purchase or sale of game or parts of game. Liability for violation is provided in Section 92.002.

AL - Importation, wildlife - 220-2-.26. Restrictions On Possession, Sale, Importation And/Or Release Of Certain Animals And AL ADC 220-2-.26; AL ADC 220-2-.26

This Alabama regulation provides that no person shall possess, sell, offer for sale, import, or bring into the state any of the listed species including piranha, mongoose, non-native coyote, fox, black bear, and others. Another section provides that no person shall propagate or release any nutria in the state. It is also unlawful for any person to have in possession any live, protected wild bird or wild animal or live embryo, eggs, or sperm of these protected wild birds or animals.

AL - Disaster Planning - Emergency Support Function (ESF) # 16 Veterinarian Services and Animal Care This appendix provides guidelines for rapid response to disasters affecting the health, safety and welfare of human beings and animals. Veterinary medicine and animal care resources in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery include, but are not limited to small and large animal care, facility usage, displaced pet/livestock assistance and mass animal fatalities.
AL - Importation - Chapter 80-3-6. Livestock Sanitary Rules AL ADC 80-3-6-..01 - .40

This set of regulations sets forth the powers and duties of the State Veterinarian and includes import, transport, inspection, sanitation,and slaughter rules for livestock and poultry. In addition, it includes requirements for the import, transport, or exhibition of wild, semi-wild, and exotic animals, and the import of dogs, cats, ratites, and goats.

AL - Veterinarian Issues -Professional Rules of Conduct AL ADC 930-X-1-.10 The following regulations represent the rules for professional conduct expected from Alabama veterinarians, including grounds for disciplinary action.
AL- Wildlife - Standards of Care for Wildlife Used for Public Exhibition AL ADC 220-2-.154

This regulation classifies all species of wildlife into three separate categories (Class I, Class II, and Class III) and creates a permit requirement for anyone wishing to exhibit those animals. It also includes various rules governing the housing, care, and display of wildlife possessed for public exhibition purposes.

AR - Endangered Species - 002.00.1-05.27. Endangered Species Protected AR ADC 002.00.1-05.27

This Arkansas regulation states that it is illegal to import, transport, sell, purchase, take or possess any endangered species of wildlife or parts thereof except as provided.

AR - Game and Fish - Title 002. Game and Fish Commission. Division 00. AR ADC 002.00.1-01.00-B, C, H

The first regulation provides the definitions for purposes of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Code of Regulations. Also provided are regulations concerning the duties and authorities of wildlife officers and penalties for violations of the chapter.

AR - Health - 125.00.12. Arkansas Health Requirements Governing the Entry of Livestock, Poultry, and Exotic Animals AR ADC 125 00 001

Under Section 125.00.12, it is illegal to import any animal that is affected with, or has been recently exposed to, any infectious or communicable disease. An entry permit from the Livestock and Poultry Commission and certificate of veterinary health is required to import all zoo, wild, and/or exotic animals. Prior to entry the agency requires certain disease tests appropriate to the species at issue.

AR - Health - State Board of Health Rabies Regulations AR ADC 007.15.1-I to XI These are the State Board of Health Rabies Regulations.
AR - Wildlife, captive - Chapter 09.00. Captive Wildlife/Hunting Resort Regulations AR ADC 002 00 001 - 16, AR ADC 002.00.1-09.01 - 16

These Arkansas regulations provide the rules for possession of captive wildlife. It is unlawful to possess, hold captive, confine or enclose any live wildlife, whether native or non-native, migratory or imported, unless otherwise specified in the chapter. Exceptions include members of American Zoo and Aquarium Association, bona fide scientific research that significantly benefits wildlife (with a permit), USDA licensed AWA exhibitors, and others. The regulations also state that "[i]t is unlawful to keep non-native wildlife under inhumane or unhealthy conditions." The release and hunting of captive wildlife is also prohibited, subject to certain exceptions.

Australia - Animal Cruelty - Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Animal Trades) Regulation 1996

This Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Animal Trades) Regulation 1996   identifies certain businesses as animal trades for the purposes of POCTAA, and prescribes Codes of Practice relevant to the conduct of those businesses. It also creates offences relating to the conduct of businesses classed as 'animal trades'.

Australia - Animal Welfare - (Broiler Chickens: Fully Housed) Code of Welfare 2003 This code applies to all persons responsible for the welfare of broiler chickens in controlled environment broiler production systems. The pre-hatched chick that is in the last half of development is also covered by this code. In controlled environment broiler production systems, broiler chickens are kept in enclosed housing and are reliant on human management for all their daily requirements. The rearing of broiler chickens, if it is to be done well, requires both experience and the observance of high standards. Unless that work is done well, the welfare of the birds cannot be adequately protected. This code is intended to encourage all those responsible for its implementation to adopt the highest standard of husbandry, care and handling, to equal or exceed the minimum standards.
Australia - Anmal Welfare - New Zealand Code for Meat Chickens The purpose of this code is to set out the minimum standard of care that owners of meat chickens (broilers) and persons who are in charge of them must achieve order to meet their obligations under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 (the Act). The minimum standards in this code have a legal effect under the Act (see Appendix II: Legislative Requirements). Example indicators do not have a legal effect but can be used to demonstrate whether minimum standards are being met. This code also includes information and recommended best practices which are intended to encourage all those responsible for implementing the code to adopt a standard of husbandry, care and handling exceeding that required by minimum standards.
Australia - Anti Cruelty - New South Wales Regulations

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (General) Regulation 2006 are authorative in the state of New South Wales.

Australia - Anti Cruelty - POCTAA General Regulations 1996 POCTAA Regs cl This Regulation is the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (General) Regulation 1996 for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTAA) 1979.  The regulations may prescribe guidelines relating to the welfare of species of farm or companion animals. Compliance or failure to comply with guidelines prescribed by regulation under this section is admissible as evidence in proceedings relating to compliance or failure to comply with POCTAA or the regulations.
AZ - Exotic Wildlife - Article 4. Live Wildlife A.A.C. R12-4-401 to 430

These Arizona regulations define “captive live wildlife” as live wildlife that is held in captivity, physically restrained, confined, impaired, or deterred to prevent it from escaping to the wild or moving freely in the wild. The regulations provides that no individual shall import or export any live wildlife into or out of the state. An individual may take wildlife from the wild alive under a valid Arizona hunting or fishing license only if there is a Commission Order that prescribes a live bag and possession limit for that wildlife and the individual possesses the appropriate license. However, no person may possess restricted live wildlife without a valid permit. Restricted live wildlife includes, but is not limited to, all species of the family Pongidae of the order Primates (orangutans, chimpanzees, and gorillas); carnivores such as skunks, raccoons, bears, foxes, and weasels; species from the order Crocodylia including gavials, caimans, crocodiles, and alligators; species from the family Viperidae including true vipers and pit vipers, and rattlesnakes. An individual who holds a special license listed in R12-4-409(A) shall keep all wildlife held under the license in as humane a manner as the activities authorized by the license allow, to safeguard and protect the interests of the wildlife held. A special license holder subject to the provisions of this Section shall comply with the minimum standards for humane treatment prescribed by this Section. While an individual is not allowed to possess the primates listed above, he or she can possess all other non-infant primates as "pets" if the animal is free from any zoonotic diseases.

Brazil - Federal Decree on Anti-Cruelty

This is a short summary of the federal decree that gives federal jurisdiction over some domestic animal issues.

Brazil - Animal Cruelty - Decreto-lei nº 24645,

Art. 1º - Todos os animais existentes no País sno tutelados do Estado.

Brazil - Biodiversity Treaty- Acceptance

Brazil's Ratification of the Biodiversity Treaty: Decree No. 2, dated 3/2/94,

CA - Exotic pets - § 671. Importation, Transportation and Possession of Live Restricted Animals 14 CA ADC s 671

California prohibits possession of enumerated species without a permit. Permits are not granted for private pet possession.

CA - Importation - Subchapter 3.2. Importation of Wild Animals Cal. Admin. Code tit. 17, § 30070 - 30086

This set of regulations establishes the import permit and quarantine requirements for wild and exotic animals.

CA - Permits - CHAPTER 3. MISCELLANEOUS. Permits for Restricted Species 14 CA ADC s 671.1 - 671.6

Permits are required for possession of restricted species, but the department does not issue permits for exotics pets.

CA - Permits - Fish and Wildlife Regulations Procedures for Civil Penalties and License or Permit Revocations and Suspen Cal. Admin. Code tit. 14, § 746 - 748

This set of regulations sets forth the procedures for the assessment of civil penalties or for license or permit suspensions and revocations for violations of the Fish and Game Code and the accompanying regulations.

CA - Research animals - Group 5. Care of Laboratory Animals Cal. Admin. Code tit. 17, § 1150 -1159

This set of regulations establishes certification requirements for research facilities that use live animals in experiments, sets minimum standards of care for research animals, and addresses the requirements for filing complaints with the Department of Public Health.

Canada - New Brunswick Provincial Dog Regulations - N.B. Reg. 84-85

In this province the main legislation governing dog husbandry and the penalties for dog misbehaviour or running at large are in the form of regulations pursuant to the provincial Municipalities Act.

CO - Breeders - Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Administration and Enforcement of the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act 8 CO ADC 1201-11:1.00 to 25.0

These Colorado regulations accompany the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act.  The provisions concerning the licensing of pet animal facilities such as shelters and breeders.  The care of various pet animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets, mice, rats, reptiles, and fish is covered under the act.

CO - Exotic Pets and Wildlife - Chapter 11. Wildlife Parks and Unregulated Wildlife. 2 Colo. Code Regs. 406-11:1100 to 11:1116

(Per introduction to regulations). In this introduction to chapter 11 we outline possession requirements for live wildlife as found in Colorado wildlife law. There is growing interest in the private possession of live wildlife. At the same time there is considerable confusion over the laws regarding such private possession. Colorado wildlife law generally prohibits the importation, live possession, sale, barter, trade, or purchase of any species of wildlife native to Colorado (33-6-113(1), C.R.S.). In addition, these same laws restrict or prohibit the importation and possession of exotic (non-native) wildlife (33-6-109(4), C.R.S.); and non-commercial (pet) possession of regulated mammals has been prohibited by these regulations since 1983. The Wildlife Commission also maintains a “prohibited species” list in Chapter 0. The possession of these species is severely restricted.

CO - Rehabilitation, wildlife - Chapter 14. Wildlife Rehabilitation. 2 CO ADC 406-14

This set of Colorado rules concerns wildlife rehabilitation licensing. Requirements for wildlife holding enclosures are outlined. The care, treatment, and disposition of wildlife requirements are detailed as well as provisions for releasing wildlife.

CO - Wildlife - Rules for Possession of Terrestrial Wildlife. 2 CO ADC 406-0:006 to 0:009

This set of regulations comprises the Colorado Department of Natural Resources general rules for the importation, transportation, possession, and release of terrestrial wildlife.

CT - Equines - Transportation of Equines CT ADC §§ 22-415-1 to 4

These Connecticut regulations provide the requirements for transporting equines. Under the regulations, the use of double deck or possum belly vehicles to transport horses is strictly prohibited.

CT - Exotic - Sec. 26-55-6. Importation, possession or liberation of wild birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates CT ADC § 26-55-6

This new Connecticut regulation (effective March 1, 2012) places restrictions on who may import or possess certain categories of wild animals in the state. The regulation puts wild animals into one of four categories: Category One, Two, Three, or Four Wild Animals. With regard to Great Apes, a member within the family Hominidae (including, but not limited to, gorilla, chimpanzee and orangutan) is a Category One Animal. No person, except a municipal park, zoo, public nonprofit aquarium, nature center,museum, exhibitor licensed or registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, laboratory registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, or research facility registered with the United States Department of Agriculture, shall import or possess any Category One Wild Animal.

CT - Exotic Animals - Sec. 26-54-1. Wildlife pen specifications CT ADC § 26-54-1, CT ADC § 26-55-2

Connecticut regulation 26-54-1 gives the wildlife pen specifications for any bird or quadruped possessed under the provisions of section 26-54 or 26-55 of the General Statutes. In addition, Sec. 26-55-2 states that no person shall import or introduce into the state or possess or liberate therein without a permit, any live wild birds or any wild quadrupeds on the threatened or endangered species list and others described in the regulation.

CT - Kennels - Operations and Maintenance of Commercial Kennels Regs. Conn. State Agencies § 22-344-1 to 15

This set of Connecticut regulations concerns the keeping of dogs in commercial kennel facilities. The regulations cover the maintenance of kennel facilities, including pens, lighting, watering, feeding, ventilation, temperature, sanitation, protection from weather, and removal of waste. The section also mandates that dogs must be segregated for health or safety reasons, and litters of puppies must be separated. Dogs must be caged individually with enough room to turn about freely and stand erect.

CT- Pet Shops - Sec. 22-344-21a. Prohibited sales CT ADC § 22-344-21a

This Connecticut regulation lists the animals of which the exhibition, sale or offer for sale by a pet shop is prohibited.

DE - Exotic Animals - Chapter 903. Exotic Animal Regulations 3 DE ADC 903-1.0 - 14

These regulations govern the permitting process, possession, sale, rehabilitation and exhibition of exotic animals, i.e., live wild mammals, hybrids of wild mammals, and live reptiles not native to or generally found in the State of Delaware. The State Veterinarian or her or his designee shall have the authority to administer these regulations and shall be solely responsible for making the determinations required herein.

European Union - Animal Welfare - Transport Official Journal L 340 of 11.12.1991 This directive was adopted to eliminate technical barriers to trade in live animals and to allow the market organizations in question to operate smoothly, while ensuring a satisfactory level of protection for the animals concerned. This directive amends Directives 90/425/EEC and 91/496/EEC (91/628/EEC)
European Union - COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 98/58/EC of 20 July 1998 concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes
European Union - Farming - Directive for Protection of Animals Official Journal L 221 , 08/08/1998 P. 0023 - 0027 This Directive lays down minimum standards for the protection of animals bred or kept for farming purposes.
European Union - Farming - Protection of Laying Hens Official Journal L 203, 3 August 1999, pp. 53–57 This Directive establishes minimum standards for the protection of laying hens, particularly in respect to the equipment, drinking and feeding conditions, and facilities where the hens are kept. It does not apply to establishments with fewer than 350 laying hens, nor to establishments rearing breeding laying hens. It only applies to hens of the species Gallus gallus which have reached laying maturity and are kept for production of eggs not intended for hatching.
European Union - Food Production - Regulations for Marketing Eggs Official Journal L 2/1 , 05/01/2001 This European Union regulation amends No 1907/90 of the marketing standards for eggs by making it compulsory to indicate the farming method on eggs.
European Union - Research - Protection of Animals Official Journal L 358, 18 December 1986, pp. 1-28 The aim pursued by this Directive is to ensure the provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative provisions in the Member States for the protection of animals used for research avoid affecting the market. In this directive, an experiment not entailing the use of animals is preferred over one that does if that experiment can obtain the same result and is reasonably and practically available. Furthermore, each Member State shall ensure that experiments using animals considered as endangered under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora and Annex C.I of Regulation (EEC) No. 3626/82 are prohibited unless they are in conformity with the above-mentioned Regulation and the objects of the experiment are research aimed at preservation of the species in question, or essential biomedical purposes where the species in question exceptionally proves to be the only one suitable for those purposes.
FL - Exotic Pets - 68-5.004. Amnesty for Persons Relinquishing Non-native Pets. Fla. Admin. Code r. 68-5.004

This rule provides amnesty to non-native pet owners who voluntarily relinquish their illegal animals to state or county wildlife agencies or during Commission-sponsored amnesty events.

FL - Exotic Pets - Chapter 68A-6. Wildlife as Personal Pets 68 FL ADC 68A-6.002 - 68A-6.0072

Under these Florida administrative provisions, three separate classes of captive wildlife were created. Class I, the most regulated class, includes large primates, big cats, bears, elephants, and large reptiles among others. The regulations state that Class I wildlife shall not be possessed for personal use (unless obtained before August 1, 1980 and permitted). The permit requirements to keep listed wildlife in captivity are outlined in §68A-6.0022.

FL - Exotic Pets - Fish and Wildlife Code: Possession, Maintenance, and Use of Captive Wild and Exotic Animals Fla. Admin. Code r. 68A-6.0011 - 6.0072

This chapter of the Fish and Wildlife Code identifies three categories of captive wild animals (Class I, Class II, and Class III) and includes permit requirements for the possession of listed animals and sets minimum standards for the maintenance and transportation of the same.

FL - Fish and Wildlife - Chapter 68A-3. Wildlife Officers: Appointment, Powers and Duties Fla. Admin. Code r. 68A-3.002 - 3.004

This chapter of the Fish and Wildlife Code addresses the powers and duties of wildlife enforcement officers and wildlife reservists.

FL - Fish and Wildlife - Chapter 68A-4. General Prohibitions and Requirements Fla. Admin. Code r. 68A-4.001 - 4.081

This chapter of the Fish and Wildlife Code prohibits a variety of activities involving wildlife, including importing,feeding, taking, buying, possessing, and releasing certain wild animals; possessing illegally taken wildlife; driving animals from their retreats with chemicals; remote control hunting; and hunting with lights at night. Wildlife officers have the authority to conduct searches and inspections, as necessary, to ensure compliance with these rules.

FL - Importation - Chapter 5C-3. Importation of Animals Fla. Admin. Code r. 5C-3.001 - 3.012

This set of regulations constitutes the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services rules governing the importation of animals.

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