Woolwich Township: Township strengthens bylaw to restrict pet snakes 10/22/2008
No More Exotic Animal Acts in Prince George 5/12/2008
Lions, panthers, elephants can't be kept in Pembroke 5/7/2008
Proposed circus ban in Price George In the News: Elephants not exotic animals, mayor says 11/20/2007
Proposed ordinance in Halifax, Nova Scotia In the news: Claws being sharpened for Halifax animal bylaw
Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Bill 125: Exotic Wildlife in Captivity Act, 2010
New Controlled Alien Species Regulation
List of Banned Animals in British Columbia as of March 16, 2009 in PDF
In the news:
B.C. regulation to ban exotic pets like tigers, pythons, alligators 3/17/2009
No more giraffes in the house as B.C. outlaws
ownership of dangerous exotic animals 3/17/2009
2007 and 2008 Legislation
Bill 50 2008 An Act to amend the Ontario
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
Bill 23 2007 An Act to amend the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
In the news:
Roadside zoo legislation to be introduced Thursday 4/2/2008
New rules coming for roadside zoos, tougher penalties for animal cruelty 3/11/2008
Time for Quinte to accept Bergeron's zoo May 22, 2007
Zoo bill receives all-party support March 15, 2007
Bill 154 2006 An Act to regulate zoos - Regulation of Zoos Act, 2006
Proposed ban in British Columbia, Canada
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
New law puts bite on owners of exotic pets MARCH 16, 2010
Official Report of DEBATES OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY MAY 20, 2008
BILL 29 — 2008 ENVIRONMENTAL (SPECIES AND PUBLIC PROTECTION) STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 2008 TEXT
BILL 9 — 2008 PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AMENDMENT ACT, 2008 TEXT
ATTENTION ALL PET OWNERS
Animal Rights BC SPCA Symposium
New exotic-animal rules due within weeks 3/26/2008
B.C. aims to control exotic pet industry 1/1/2008
In the news:
Some animals too risky to own, B.C. SPCA says July 31, 2007
New rules for exotic animals proposed July 5, 2007
Calls grow to regulate exotic pets June 29, 2007
Exotic animals doomed to bad laws May 23, 2007
Family says goodbye to lion May 23, 2007
There's a tiger at my buffet table May 21, 2007
Tiger attack prompts exotic animal review May 18 2007
THE WILDLIFE ACT: MANAGING FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY-DISCUSSION PAPER
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Wildlife Act Review -
Ministry of Environment
We know fish and wildlife are important to all British Columbians and reflect the environmental health of the province. In addition, the existence and use of these resources is an integral part of First Nations' heritage and a focus for the entire population.
The Wildlife Act is the foundation for managing fish and wildlife in British Columbia.
The Government of British Columbia is drafting a new Wildlife Act for introduction to the Legislature in 2008. It is critical that the Province work with British Columbians to modernize this legislation.
This website provides information and updates on the project and includes links to key documents. All input received will be posted on the website to document and further the dialogue.
The 25 years since the last major amendments to the Act have seen the emergence of a number of new issues, including: alien and invasive species, wildlife diseases, and activities such as eco-tourism. Further, a new Act must support the New Relationship and agreements with First Nations.
The focus of this review is on the management and use of fish and wildlife populations. Separate but related work is underway regarding habitat protection and management, and species at risk. While this work is a critical component of wildlife management, it is not the focus of the review at this time, as the authority for habitat management is shared between various ministries. The regulations implementing previous amendments to the Wildlife Act regarding Species at Risk are being developed through a different process.
We invite you to work with us to develop an effective and modern Wildlife Act. Your insights and involvement are important.
Minister of Environment