Animal Welfare (Records and Statistics) Amendment Regulations 2018

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Animal Welfare (Records and Statistics) Amendment Regulations 2018

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 26th day of March 2018

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under section 183(1)(c)(iiia) of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Animal Welfare (Records and Statistics) Amendment Regulations 2018.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 1 January 2019.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Animal Welfare (Records and Statistics) Regulations 1999 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 4 amended (Records)

After regulation 4(1)(k), insert:

(l)

the number of animals killed during the year that—

(i)

were bred, using any breeding technique, for the purposes of research, testing, and teaching; but

(ii)

were not used for those purposes.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 1 January 2019, amend the Animal Welfare (Records and Statistics) Regulations 1999 (the principal regulations).

These regulations amend regulation 4 of the principal regulations, which requires code of ethical conduct holders to keep readily accessible records in relation to the research, testing, and teaching carried out by them each year. The amendment inserts a new requirement (which is empowered by section 183(1)(c)(iiia) of the Animal Welfare Act 1999) that requires code of ethical conduct holders to keep records of the numbers of animals killed that were bred using any breeding technique, but not used, for the purposes of research, testing, and teaching. New regulation 4(1)(l) will take effect concurrently with changes to provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 that relate to research, testing, and teaching that were enacted by the Animal Welfare Amendment Act (No 2) 2015.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 29 March 2018.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry for Primary Industries.