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    Bill 125 Ontario Canada

    Bill 125 2010
    An Act to amend the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997
    Note: This Act amends the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997. For the legislative history of the Act, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes Ė Detailed Legislative History at www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.
    Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
    1. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 is amended by adding the following Part:
    Part III.1
    exotic wildlife in captivity
    Interpretation
    Exotic wildlife
    47.1 (1) Exotic wildlife means an animal of a species or type, other than game wildlife or specially protected wildlife, that is not native to Ontario and that in its natural habitat is usually found wild by nature and includes a species prescribed by the regulations.
    Captivity
    (2) Keeping exotic wildlife in captivity includes the keeping of the wildlife as a pet.
    Keeping exotic wildlife in captivity
    47.2 (1) No person shall keep live exotic wildlife in captivity except under the authority of a licence and in accordance with the regulations.
    Exception, wildlife in transit
    (2) Except as prescribed by the regulations, subsection (1) does not apply to exotic wildlife that originated outside Ontario and is in Ontario temporarily in transit or in quarantine.
    Other exceptions
    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in the circumstances prescribed by the regulations.
    Release of exotic wildlife
    47.3 (1) Except with the authorization of the Minister, no person shall release exotic wildlife that is kept in captivity.
    Escape of exotic wildlife
    (2) A person who keeps exotic wildlife in captivity shall ensure that it does not escape.
    Obligations on escape or release
    (3) If exotic wildlife is released without authorization or escapes, the person who kept it in captivity,
    (a) shall immediately notify the Minister; and
    (b) unless otherwise directed by the Minister, shall return the exotic wildlife to captivity as soon as practicable.
    Exceptions
    (4) Subsection (3) does not apply to exotic wildlife that was kept in captivity for the purpose of rehabilitation or care under section 47.6.
    Certain provisions do not apply
    (5) Clauses 11 (1) (a) to (d), section 20 and such other provisions of this Act and the regulations as are prescribed by the regulations do not apply to a person who captures exotic wildlife under subsection (3).
    Ministerís powers
    (6) If the Minister is of the opinion that a person has not complied with clause (3) (b), the Minister may capture the wildlife without incurring any liability.
    Ministerís expenses
    (7) The person who kept the wildlife in captivity is liable to the Minister for all expenses incurred by the Minister under subsection (6) unless the escape or release was caused by a natural disaster or act of vandalism that was beyond the control of the person.
    Hunting exotic wildlife in captivity
    47.4 No person shall hunt or permit the hunting of exotic wildlife that is in captivity at the time it is hunted.
    Propagation of exotic wildlife
    47.5 No person shall propagate or offer to propagate exotic wildlife, or possess it for the purpose of propagation, except under the authority of a licence and in accordance with the regulations.
    Exotic wildlife custodians
    47.6 (1) In this section,
    ďexotic wildlife custodianĒ means a person who has an authorization under subsection (2).
    Rehabilitation or care
    (2) The Minister may authorize an exotic wildlife custodian to keep injured, sick or immature exotic wildlife in captivity for the purpose of rehabilitating or caring for them.
    No remuneration
    (3) An exotic wildlife custodian is not entitled to any remuneration from the Minister.
    Surrender to Minister
    (4) At the Ministerís request, an exotic wildlife custodian shall surrender to the Minister any exotic wildlife in the custodianís possession, whether it is alive or dead, or shall dispose of it in such manner as the Minister directs.
    Liability of Crown
    (5) The Crown in right of Ontario is not liable for any act or omission of an exotic wildlife custodian and no action or other proceeding for damages may be instituted against the Crown in right of Ontario for any loss arising from the act or omission of an exotic wildlife custodian.
    Application of standards of care regulation
    47.7 (1) Nothing in this Part affects the operation of the standards of care that apply to exotic wildlife as set out in Ontario Regulation 60/09 (Standards of Care) made under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
    Same, regulations
    (2) A regulation made under this Act in respect of exotic wildlife must not limit, remove or otherwise be inconsistent with any requirement set out in Ontario Regulation 60/09 (Standards of Care) made under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
    Application of municipal by-laws
    47.8 A provision of a municipal by-law prevails over a provision of this Part or of a regulation made for the purposes of this Part to the extent that the provision of the by-law prohibits the keeping of exotic wildlife or is otherwise more restrictive than the provision of this Part or of the regulation.
    2. Section 112 of the Act is amended by adding the following paragraphs:
    35.1 prescribing species for the purposes of subsection 47.1 (1);
    35.2 governing the keeping of exotic wildlife in captivity;
    35.3 prescribing circumstances in which subsection 47.2 (1) applies, despite subsection 47.2 (3), to exotic wildlife that originated outside Ontario and that is in Ontario temporarily in transit or in quarantine;
    35.4 prescribing provisions of this Act and the regulations that do not apply to a person acting under subsection 47.3 (3), subject to such conditions as are prescribed by the regulations;
    35.5 governing the propagation of exotic wildlife;
    35.6 prescribing provisions of this Act and the regulations that do not apply to exotic wildlife;
    Commencement
    3. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
    Short title
    4. The short title of this Act is the Exotic Wildlife in Captivity Act, 2010.

    EXPLANATORY NOTE
    The Bill amends the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 by adding a new Part III.1 that provides rules concerning the keeping of exotic wildlife in captivity. Here are some highlights of the new Part.
    People are prohibited from keeping exotic wildlife in captivity unless they hold a licence to do so. (see section 47.2 of the Act)
    Those that keep exotic wildlife in captivity must ensure that the wildlife are not released and that they do not escape. If exotic wildlife does escape or is released, those who kept it in captivity are generally responsible for recapturing them. (see section 47.3 of the Act)
    Part III.1 of the Act must be read as being consistent with Ontario Regulation 60/09 (Standards of Care) made under the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and any regulations made under the Act concerning exotic wildlife must be consistent with that Regulation. (see section 47.7 of the Act)
    A provision of a municipal by-law prevails over Part III.1 to the extent that it prohibits the keeping of exotic wildlife or is otherwise more restrictive than a provision of Part III.1 or of a regulation made for the purposes of that Part. (see section 47.8 of the Act)
    The Act is amended to permit the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make regulations with respect to exotic wildlife. (see amendments to section 112 of the Act)

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    This bill needs to be killed!

    If they pass this in Ontario, nothing will stop them from passing it in other places aswell.

    All canadians and even americans should get involved in killing this bill

    just my two cents
    Last edited by MikeV; 11-22-2010 at 09:25 PM.
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    Re: Bill 125 Ontario Canada

    a bill like this has allready passed in B.C. every one needs to help fight this.
    Read about bill 125 then speak up before itís to late
    http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bil...t=&BillID=2423
    contact M.P.P Dave levac by phone, email, fax, mail
    Primary Constituency Office
    96 Nelson Street, Unit 101
    Brantford, ON N3T 2N1
    Tel: 519-759-0361 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 519-759-0361 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    Fax: 519-759-6439
    Email: dlevac.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

    And sign the petition

    http://kill-125.weebly.com/

    a facebook group has started. i would like to ask anyone on facebook to join even if you don't live in ontario any support helps. after all all us herpers have to stick together.
    the group is
    Down with "bill 125, exotic wildlife in captivity act, 2010"
    thanks

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    Re: Bill 125 Ontario Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by jason_ladouceur View Post
    a bill like this has allready passed in B.C. every one needs to help fight this.
    Read about bill 125 then speak up before itís to late
    http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bil...t=&BillID=2423
    contact M.P.P Dave levac by phone, email, fax, mail
    Primary Constituency Office
    96 Nelson Street, Unit 101
    Brantford, ON N3T 2N1
    Tel: 519-759-0361 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 519-759-0361 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
    Fax: 519-759-6439
    Email: dlevac.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

    And sign the petition

    http://kill-125.weebly.com/

    a facebook group has started. i would like to ask anyone on facebook to join even if you don't live in ontario any support helps. after all all us herpers have to stick together.
    the group is
    Down with "bill 125, exotic wildlife in captivity act, 2010"
    thanks
    could you provide the link to that facebook page so i can like it or join it or do whatever i have to?

    I cant seem to find it
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    0.1 Colombian BCI Het Snow! "Powder, The Spitzberg Beast"
    1.0 Colombian BCI Lipstick Hypo het Albino, Nameless for now
    0.0.1 Striped California King Snake, Nameless for now
    0.0.1 Northern Pine Snake, "Bubbles"
    1.0 Macklots/Savuensis Python HYBRID, "Shaka 'The Psychopath' Zulu"


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    Re: Bill 125 Ontario Canada

    I sent a e-mail to M.P.P Dave levac he says he's against it but you can't always take there word for it.

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    Re: Bill 125 Ontario Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle1989 View Post
    I sent a e-mail to M.P.P Dave levac he says he's against it but you can't always take there word for it.
    Interesting that you got a e-mail saying that Dave Levac might be against this bill when HE WAS THE ONE WHO STARTED this bill 125.
    You can count on this being a real nice copy and paste job of all the provincial reptile regulations like what we got in BC along with some from Alberta and Saskatchewan and when all said and done a huge amout of species will become illegal to own. 75 % of the list made in BC were reptiles. Also all rescues had to get permits and are NOT allowed to rehome any listed species unless the people looking to adopt the newly listed species has a permit as well and are never allowed to breed the species. All listed species in BC that require permits are NOT allowed to be bred.

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    Re: Bill 125 Ontario Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeV View Post
    could you provide the link to that facebook page so i can like it or join it or do whatever i have to?

    I cant seem to find it
    if you go to facebook and search the groups for
    "bill 125, exotic wildlife in captivity act, 2010"
    you should be able to find it. and for all our american friends out there if you haven't already you should watch this youtube vid.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FPfL...eature=related

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    Re: Bill 125 Ontario Canada

    Oh dear, and right when I'm about to move to Ontario too. I joined the facebook group, and there seems to be some cautiously optimistic news.

    Is there a list of animals that this bill will be addressing? If not, then it seems like this may affect other hobbies and pet owners as well. Hamsters, most birds, tropical and marine fish, ect. are all 'exotic'.

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