Animal Welfare Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Hon Nathan Guy

Animal Welfare Amendment Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the committee of the whole House



1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act

Part 1
Amendments to principal Act

3A Long Title amended

4 Section 2 amended (Interpretation)

5 Section 3 amended (Definition of manipulation)

6 Section 4 amended (Definition of physical, health, and behavioural needs)

7 Section 5 amended (Definition of research, testing, and teaching)

8 Sections 6 and 7 repealed

9 New section 8A inserted (Transitional and savings provisions relating to amendments to Act)

10 Section 9 amended (Purpose)

11 Section 11 amended (Obligation to alleviate pain or distress of ill or injured animals)

12 Section 15 amended (Restriction on performance of surgical procedures)

13 Section 16 replaced (Criteria to determine whether procedure is significant surgical procedure)

13A Sections 17 to 20 repealed

14 Section 21 replaced (Surgical procedure offences)

14A Section 24 amended (Defence and rebuttable evidence)

15 Section 25 amended (Penalties)

16 Section 29 amended (Further offences)

17 New sections 30A to 30E inserted

18 Section 36 replaced (Obligations relating to traps)

19 Section 38 replaced (Purpose)

20 Section 41 repealed (Guidelines for issue of animal welfare export certificates)

21 Section 43 amended (Consideration of application)

22 Section 45 amended (Conditions)

22A Section 46 amended (Issue of animal welfare export certificate)

23 Section 54 amended (Offence)

24 Section 55 amended (Purpose)

25 Section 57 amended (Functions)

26 Section 71 amended (Public notification)

27 Section 73 amended (Matters to be considered)

28 Section 74 amended (Recommendation to Minister)

29 Section 76 amended (Amendment or revocation of code of welfare)

30 Section 78 amended (Review of code of welfare)

31 Section 78A repealed (Review date may be extended)

31A Section 81 amended (Effect of this Part)

31B New section 84A inserted (Prohibition on use of animals in research, testing, and teaching for making cosmetic)

32 Section 87 replaced (Codes of ethical conduct)

33 Section 89 amended (Application for approval)

34 Section 96 (Amendment, suspension, or revocation)

35 Section 100 amended (Criteria)

35A Section 119 amended (Penalties)

36 Section 122 amended (Criteria)

36A Section 123 amended (Amendment or revocation of declaration)

37 New sections 123A to 123D inserted

38 Section 124 amended (Appointment of inspectors)

39 Section 125 amended (Appointment of auxiliary officers)

40 Section 127 amended (Power to inspect land, premises, and places and stationary vehicles, aircraft, and ships)

41 Section 130 amended (Power to prevent or mitigate suffering)

42 Section 133 amended (Powers conferred by search warrant)

42A Section 136 amended (Disposal of things seized)

42B Section 136A amended (Disposal of animals seized or taken into custody prior to commencement or determination of proceedings)

43 Section 138 amended (Destruction of injured or sick animals (other than marine mammals))

43A Section 141 amended (Duties of approved organisation)

44 New sections 156A to 156I and cross-heading inserted

45 Section 156I amended (Penalties for non-compliance with compliance notice)

46 Section 157 amended (Offenders to give name and address)

47 Section 161 amended (Infringement offences)

48 Section 162 amended (Infringement notices)

49 Section 169 replaced (Court may disqualify person from owning or exercising authority in respect of animals)

50 Section 169A amended (Disqualified person may apply to court for removal or variation of disqualification)

51 Section 169B amended (Offence of contravening disqualification order)

52 Section 172 amended (Power of court to order that certain animals be forfeited to the Crown or approved organisation)

53 Sections 175 to 178 and cross-heading above section 175 repealed

54 Section 182 amended (Criteria in relation to recovery of costs)

55 Section 183 amended (Regulations)

56 New sections 183A to 183C inserted

57 Section 184 amended (Consultation)

58 Section 191 repealed (Deemed codes of welfare)

59 Schedule 1 amended

60 Schedule 4 replaced

Part 2
Amendment to related Customs enactment

61 Amendment to Customs Export Prohibition (Livestock for Slaughter) Order 2010

Schedule 4 replaced

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: