Agricultural Pests (Exemption of Domestic Rabbits) Order 1994

  • revoked
  • Agricultural Pests (Exemption of Domestic Rabbits) Order 1994: revoked, on 6 November 2008, by clause 3 of the Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367).

Reprint
as at 6 November 2008

Agricultural Pests (Exemption of Domestic Rabbits) Order 1994

(SR 1994/166)

  • Agricultural Pests (Exemption of Domestic Rabbits) Order 1994: revoked, on 6 November 2008, by clause 3 of the Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This order is administered in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.


PURSUANT to section 3A of the Agricultural Pests Destruction Act 1967, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, hereby makes the following order.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) This order may be cited as the Agricultural Pests (Exemption of Domestic Rabbits) Order 1994.

    (2) This order shall come into force on the 28th day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.

2 Certain rabbits exempted
  • (1) Subject to the conditions specified in subclause (2) of this clause, all rabbits of the following descriptions are hereby exempted from the provisions of the Agricultural Pests Destruction Act 1967:

    • (a) Rabbits of any of the breeds specified in the Schedule to this order:

    • (b) Rabbits that are a cross of any of those breeds with any other of those breeds.

    (2) The exemption of a rabbit under subclause (1) of this clause is subject to the following conditions:

    • (a) It shall at all times be securely housed or restrained in a manner that prevents its escape:

    • (b) It shall not be kept in a manner that allows it to range freely, or graze pasture.


Schedule
Breeds of rabbit

1.Angora8.French Lop
2.Argente de Champagne9.Giant Chinchilla
3.Californian10.Netherland Dwarf
4.Chinchilla11.New Zealand White
5.Dutch12.Rex
6.Dwarf Lop13.Silver Fox
7.Flemish Giant14.Tan

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force 28 days after notification in the Gazette, is made under section 3A of the Agricultural Pests Destruction Act 1967 (which, although repealed by the Biosecurity Act 1993, continues to apply to pests until a pest management strategy for them comes into effect under that Act). The order exempts 14 breeds of domestic rabbit (and crosses between any of those breeds) from the application of the Agricultural Pests Destruction Act 1967.

Eleven of those breeds were exempted under earlier orders that were revoked by the Biosecurity Act 1993, but 3 other breeds are also exempted. These are the Giant Chinchilla, the Dwarf Lop, and the French Lop.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 25 August 1994.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Agricultural Pests (Exemption of Domestic Rabbits) Order 1994. It incorporates all the amendments to the order as at 6 November 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see Making online legislation official under Status of legislation on this site in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)
  • Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367): clause 3