Dangerous Wild Animals (Jersey) Law 1999

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Published: 2015-01-01

Dangerous Wild Animals (Jersey) Law 1999

Revised Edition

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This is a revised edition of the law

Dangerous Wild Animals (Jersey) Law 1999

Arrangement

Article

1            Interpretation

2            Application of this Law

3            Restrictions on keeping dangerous wild animals

4            Applications for licences

5            Notice to Connétables

6            Restrictions on grant of licences

7            Determination of applications

8            Conditions of licences

9            Issue of licences

10          Duration of licences

11          Amendment of conditions

12          Revocation of licences

13          Death of licensee

14          Inspections

15          Detention and disposal of dangerous wild animals

16          Offences

17          Defence of due diligence

18          Expenses

19          Appeals

20          Restrictions on compensation

21          Amendment of Schedules

22          Relationship to other enactments

23          Citation

SCHEDULE 1

Kinds of dangerous wild animals

SCHEDULE 2

Forms

SCHEDULE 3



Supporting Documents

Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Table of Endnote References



Dangerous Wild Animals (Jersey) Law 1999[1]

A LAW to regulate the keeping of dangerous wild animals, and for related purposes

Commencement [see endnotes]

1      Interpretation

(1)    In this Law, unless the context otherwise requires –

“to contravene”, in relation to a person who must comply with any requirement in or under this Law, includes to fail to so comply;

“current insurance policy”, in respect of liability for an animal kept under a licence, means an insurance policy that –

(a)     is current;

(b)     is approved by the Minister; and

(c)     insures the licensee and each other person who may keep or handle the animal under the licence against liability for each of the following things caused by that animal, namely –

(i)     the death or injury of any human being,

(ii)    the death or injury of any other animal (whether or not it is a dangerous wild animal), and

(iii)   damage to property,

in an amount approved by the Minister;

“dangerous wild animal” means an animal described in the first column of Schedule 1;

“enactment” includes, for the purposes of Articles 4(3) and 12(1) any Act of Parliament, Order in Council or statutory instrument in force in the United Kingdom or Jersey;

“licence” means a licence that is issued under Article 9 and is in force;

“licensee” includes, in the case where a licence continues in force under Article 13 after the death of a licensee, the licensee’s personal representative;

“Minister” means the Minister for Planning and Environment;

“place” includes premises;

“well-being” includes, in relation to an animal, maintenance of its good bodily condition.

(2)    For the purposes of this Law, a person keeps a dangerous wild animal –

(a)     if he or she has it in his or her possession; or

(b)     if the animal is not in anyone’s possession, but he or she is the last person to have had it in his or her possession.

(3)    However, a person does not keep an animal if it is in his or her possession temporarily, and for the purpose only –

(a)     of being prevented from harming human beings or animals, or of being prevented from causing damage;

(b)     of being restored lawfully to another person who is its owner;

(c)     of undergoing veterinary treatment; or

(d)     of being transported lawfully on behalf of another person,

or, if the animal is not in anyone’s possession, but he or she is the last person to have had it in his or her possession, he or she did so only for such a purpose.

(4)    The second column of Schedule 1 is included for information, but is not definitive.

(5)    In this Law a reference to an enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended from time to time.

2      Application of this Law

Nothing in this Law applies to any zoo or circus that –

(a)     is for the time being exempted in writing from the provisions of this Law by the Minister; and

(b)     where the exemption is granted on conditions, is complying with those conditions.

3      Restrictions on keeping dangerous wild animals

No person shall keep a dangerous wild animal, except in accordance with a licence.

4      Applications for licences

(1)    An application for a licence shall be made in the form set out as Form 1 in Schedule 2, and shall be accompanied by the fee specified in Schedule 3.

(2)    The application shall show separately –

(a)     each species of dangerous wild animal for which the licence is sought;

(b)     the number of animals of each species to be kept; and

(c)     the place where each animal will normally be held,

and shall include the other information specified in Form 1 and such other information as the Minister may reasonably require.

(3)    No person who –

(a)     is under the age of 20 years; or

(b)     is disqualified under any enactment from keeping an animal (whether or not it is a dangerous wild animal),

shall be capable of applying for a licence.

5      Notice to Connétables

(1)    The Connétable of a parish in which it is proposed to normally hold a dangerous wild animal, or in which such an animal is normally held under a licence, shall be informed –

(a)     of any application or appeal under this Law relating to the animal;

(b)     of any proposal by the Minister on his or her own initiative to amend the conditions of the licence or to revoke the licence; and

(c)     of the exercise of any power under Article 15,

and the Connétable shall be allowed a reasonable opportunity to be heard on the matter.

(2)    Notice to the Connétable shall be given –

(a)     by the applicant or appellant, in any case to which paragraph (1)(a) refers; and

(b)     by the Minister, in any case to which paragraph (1)(b) or (c) refers.

(3)    The Minister shall inform the Connétable of the Minister’s decision relating to a matter to which paragraph (1) refers.

6      Restrictions on grant of licences

(1)    The Minister shall not grant an application for a licence unless it is made in accordance with Article 4.

(2)    The Minister shall not grant an application for a licence unless –

(a)     the States Veterinary Officer has inspected the place at which each animal to be kept under the licence will normally be held;

(b)     after consulting such other persons and bodies (if any) as the States Veterinary Officer thinks fit, the States Veterinary Officer has submitted a report of his or her inspection to the Minister;

(c)     the report describes the condition of the place and of each animal found there (whether or not it is a dangerous wild animal), and of each other thing found there that is relevant to the purposes of this Law; and

(d)     in the opinion of the Minister, the report contains enough information to enable him or her to decide whether the animal to be kept under the licence can be suitably held there, having regard to the considerations in paragraph (4).

(3)    The Minister shall not grant an application for a licence unless –

(a)     the applicant both owns and possesses, or intends both to own and possess, each animal to be kept under the licence; or

(b)     in the opinion of the Minister, there are exceptional circumstances why sub-paragraph (a) need not apply.

(4)    The Minister shall not grant an application for a licence unless satisfied as to all of the following matters –

(a)     that it is not contrary to the public interest, on the grounds of the safety of human beings or animals (whether or not they are dangerous wild animals) or of nuisance or on any other grounds, to grant the application;

(b)     that the applicant is a suitable person to hold a licence;

(c)     that every person (other than the licensee) who –

(i)     is proposed by name as a person who may keep an animal under the licence, or

(ii)    is proposed by name or description as a person who may handle an animal under the licence,

is a suitable person to do so;

(d)     that each animal to be kept under the licence will be held in secure accommodation that prevents its escape;

(e)     that such other precautions will be taken, while the animal is kept under the licence, as are necessary or prudent for the safety of human beings;

(f)     that the accommodation, in its construction, size, ventilation and drainage, and in temperature and cleanliness, and in its social and environmental facilities, is suitable for the well-being of the animal;

(g)     that, for its well-being, the animal will be supplied with adequate and suitable food and drink and (if appropriate) bedding material, and will be visited at suitable times;

(h)     that while the animal is at the place where it will normally be held, its accommodation is such that it can take sufficient exercise for its well-being;

(i)     that appropriate steps will be taken at all times for the protection of the animal in case of fire or of any other emergency; and

(j)     that all reasonable precautions will be taken, at all times while the animal is kept under the licence, to prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases of human beings and infectious diseases of animals.

7      Determination of applications

(1)    Subject to the other provisions of this Law, the Minister may grant or refuse to grant an application for a licence.

(2)    There shall be a right of appeal, in accordance with Article 19, against a decision of the Minister to refuse to grant an application for a licence.

8      Conditions of licences

(1)    The following conditions are conditions of every licence –

(a)     no person may keep an animal under the licence unless he or she is specified in it by name as a person who may do so;

(b)     no person may handle an animal kept under the licence unless he or she is specified in it by name or description as a person who may do so;

(c)     each animal shall normally be held at the place specified for that purpose in the licence;

(d)     the animal shall not be moved from that place, except in such circumstances (if any) as are specified in the licence;

(e)     the licensee shall forthwith notify –

(i)     the Minister, and

(ii)    the Connétable of the parish in which the animal is normally held,

of the birth of any offspring of the animal;

(f)     the licensee shall forthwith notify –

(i)     the Minister, and

(ii)    the Connétable of the parish in which the animal is normally held,

of the escape of the animal;

(g)     at all times while any animal is kept under the licence, the licensee shall hold a current insurance policy in respect of liability for the animal; and

(h)     the licensee shall make a copy of the licence available at all reasonable times, for inspection by each other person who may keep or handle any animal under the licence.

(2)    In granting an application for a licence, the Minister –

(a)     shall specify the matters to which paragraph (1)(a), (b) and (c) refer; and

(b)     may specify circumstances to which sub-paragraph (d) of that paragraph refers.

(3)    In granting an application for a licence the Minister shall specify, as additional conditions of the licence, conditions providing for such other matters as in his or her opinion are necessary or desirable for the purpose of securing the objectives in paragraph (1).

(4)    Subject to paragraphs (1), (2) and (3), the Minister may specify other conditions of a licence in granting the application for the licence.

(5)    There shall be a right of appeal, in accordance with Article 19, against a decision of the Minister to specify any matter, circumstances or condition under this Article in a licence.

9      Issue of licences

(1)    On granting an application for a licence, the Minister shall issue to the applicant a licence in the form set out as Form 2 in Schedule 2.

(2)    No licence is transferable.

10    Duration of licences

(1)    Every licence shall cease to be in force on the expiry of the 31st December in the year for which the licence is issued.

(2)    However –

(a)     if the licensee applies in accordance with Article 4 for another licence, before his or her licence ceases to be in force; and

(b)     the application is made in respect of an animal that is being kept under the licensee’s licence,

it shall continue in force in respect of that animal until the application is determined or withdrawn.

11    Amendment of conditions

(1)    On his or her own initiative or on the application of the licensee, the Minister may amend the conditions of a licence in any of the following ways, but not otherwise –

(a)     if a condition applies by reason of Article 8(1), by varying any matter or circumstances that the Minister is required or permitted by paragraph (2) of that Article to specify;

(b)     if a condition has been specified by the Minister under Article 8(3), by varying that condition for any of the purposes specified in that paragraph, or by substituting any other condition for the same purpose; and

(c)     if a condition has been specified by the Minister under Article 8(4), by varying that condition or by revoking it.

(2)    Before amending the conditions of a licence on his or her own initiative, the Minister shall allow the licensee a reasonable opportunity to be heard.

(3)    An amendment shall take effect at such time as the Minister shall specify.

(4)    The Minister shall not specify a time that occurs –

(a)     before the amendment is made;

(b)     before the Minister has informed the licensee of the terms of the amendment; or

(c)     in any case in which the Minister has amended the conditions on his or her own initiative, before the licensee has had reasonable time to comply with the conditions as so amended.

(5)    If the Minister amends the conditions of a licence –

(a)     the licensee shall deliver it to the Minister within 48 hours after being informed of the terms of the amendment; and

(b)     the Minister shall alter the licence accordingly and return it to the licensee.

(6)    There shall be a right of appeal, in accordance with Article 19, against a decision of the Minister to amend or to refuse to amend the conditions of a licence.

12    Revocation of licences

(1)    If the Minister is satisfied –

(a)     that a licensee has contravened this Law; or

(b)     that a licensee has been convicted of an offence for which he or she may be disqualified under any enactment from keeping an animal (whether or not it is a dangerous wild animal);

(c)     that it is contrary to the public interest, on the grounds of the safety of human beings or animals (whether or not they are dangerous wild animals) or of nuisance or on any other grounds, that the licensee’s licence should remain in force,

the Minister may revoke the licensee’s licence.

(2)    Before doing so, the Minister shall allow the licensee a reasonable opportunity to be heard.

(3)    The revocation of a licence shall take effect –

(a)     as soon as the Minister informs the licensee of the revocation, if the Minister does not specify a later date; or

(b)     if the Minister does specify a later date when informing the licensee of the revocation, on that later date.

(4)    There shall be a right of appeal, in accordance with Article 19, against a decision of the Minister to revoke a licence.

(5)    This Article applies notwithstanding Article 10 or 13.

13    Death of licensee

Notwithstanding Article 10(1) –

(a)     on the death of a licensee, his or her licence shall remain in force for 3 months as if it had been issued to his or her personal representative; and

(b)     if, while that licence is still in force by reason of paragraph (a), an application for another licence is made in accordance with Article 4 by the personal representative, in respect of an animal kept under the existing licence, the licence shall then continue in force in respect of that animal until the application is determined or withdrawn.

14    Inspections

(1)    The States Veterinary Officer or any person who is authorized in writing for the purposes of this Article by the Minister may in accordance with this Article do any of the following things –

(a)     enter any place at which it is proposed to hold an animal under a licence;

(b)     enter any place at which a dangerous wild animal is held, or at which he or she suspects on reasonable grounds that such an animal is held;

(c)     inspect any place to which sub-paragraph (a) or (b) refers; and

(d)     inspect any animal found there (whether or not it is a dangerous wild animal), or any other thing found there that is relevant to the purposes of this Law.

(2)    The powers under this Article may be exercised to ascertain any of the following things –

(a)     whether an application for a licence should be granted and, if so, on what conditions;

(b)     whether the conditions of a licence should be amended;

(c)     whether a licence should be revoked; and

(d)     whether this Law has been or is being contravened.

(3)    The powers under this Article may be exercised at any reasonable time, or at any time in an emergency.

(4)    If so required, a person (other than the States Veterinary Officer) who is seeking to exercise or is exercising any power under this Article or Article 15 shall produce a copy of his or her authority to do so.

15    Detention and disposal of dangerous wild animals

(1)    If any dangerous wild animal is kept in contravention of this Law, the States Veterinary Officer or any other person who is authorized in writing for the purposes of Article 14 by the Minister may take and detain the animal on behalf of the Minister.

(2)    If an animal is detained under this Article, the Minister may do any of the following things –

(a)     retain the animal in his or her possession;

(b)     destroy it; or

(c)     dispose of it in any other lawful manner.

(3)    Except in the case of an emergency, the Minister shall forthwith inform the licensee of a decision by the Minister under paragraph (2) to retain, destroy or dispose of the animal.

(4)    There shall be a right of appeal, in accordance with Article 19, against a decision by the Minister under paragraph (2) to retain, destroy or dispose of an animal.

16    Offences

(1)    Any person who, not being authorized to do so under a licence, keeps a dangerous wild animal shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or to both.

(2)    If any condition of a licence is contravened –

(a)     the licensee; and

(b)     any person who contravenes the condition,

shall each be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or to both.

(3)    Any applicant who, in or in connection with any application under this Law, makes any material statement or provides any material information that he or she knows to be false, or does not believe to be true, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or to both.

(4)    Any person who intentionally and without reasonable excuse obstructs –

(a)     the States Veterinary Officer; or

(b)     any person who is authorized in writing for the purposes of Article 14 by the Minister,

in the exercise or attempted exercise of any power under that Article or Article 15 shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale or to both.

(5)    Any person who aids, abets, counsels or procures the commission of an offence under this Article shall be liable to be dealt with, tried and punished as a principal offender.

17    Defence of due diligence

In any proceedings for an offence under Article 16(2), it shall be a defence for the person charged to prove that he or she took all reasonable precautions and exercised due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence.

18    Expenses

(1)    The Minister may require –

(a)     an applicant for a licence; or

(b)     a licensee,

to pay to the States the reasonable costs of the exercise of any power under Article 14 in respect of the application or licence.

(2)    If any power is exercised under Article 15 in respect of an animal, the Minister may require any person by whom the animal was kept in contravention of this Law to pay to the States the reasonable costs of exercising the power.

(3)    Any amount that the Minister may require to be paid to the States under this Article may be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction as a civil debt due to the States.

(4)    The Minister may refuse to consider an application further until any amount owing to the States under this Article by the applicant is paid.

19    Appeals

(1)    The following persons shall have a right of appeal to the Royal Court under this Law –

(a)     an applicant for a licence, against a refusal by the Minister under Article 7(1) to grant his or her application;

(b)     an applicant for a licence, in respect of any matter or circumstances that the Minister specifies under Article 8(2) in granting his or her application;

(c)     an applicant for a licence, against any condition that the Minister specifies under Article 8(3) or (4) in granting his or her application;

(d)     a licensee, against a refusal by the Minister to amend any condition of his or her licence under Article 11(1) on his or her application;

(e)     a licensee, against the amendment of any condition of his or her licence by the Minister under Article 11(1) (other than an amendment in terms sought by him or her);

(f)     a licensee, against the revocation of his or her licence by the Minister under Article 12(1); and

(g)     a licensee, against a decision by the Minister under Article 15(2) to retain, destroy or dispose of any animal specified in his or her licence.

(2)    An appeal shall be brought within 21 days after the appellant is served by the Minister with a written copy of the decision to which the appeal relates, or within such further time as the Court may allow.

(3)    The lodging of an appeal shall not operate to stay the effect of the decision of the Minister, pending the determination of the appeal, unless the Court so orders.

(4)    On hearing the appeal, the Court may confirm, reverse or vary the decision of the Minister, and may make such order as to the costs of the appeal as it thinks fit.

20    Restrictions on compensation

No person shall be entitled to compensation in respect of the lawful exercise of any power under this Law in respect of any dangerous wild animal by or on behalf of the Minister, the States Veterinary Officer or any person who is authorized in writing for the purposes of Article 14 by the Minister.

21    Amendment of Schedules

(1)    The States may by Regulations –

(a)     amend Schedule 1 by adding, deleting, substituting or varying any description of dangerous wild animals in either column of that Schedule; and

(b)     for that purpose make such transitional provisions for the application of this Law to animals of that description as appear to the States to be necessary or expedient.

(2)    The Minister may by Order –

(a)     subject to the other provisions of this Law, amend a form set out in Schedule 2; or

(b)     amend Schedule 3 by increasing or reducing the fee specified in that Schedule.

(3)    The Subordinate Legislation (Jersey) Law 1960[2] shall apply to Orders made under paragraph (2).

22    Relationship to other enactments

The provisions of this Law do not derogate from the requirements of any other enactment.

23    Citation

This Law may be cited as the Dangerous Wild Animals (Jersey) Law 1999.



SCHEDULE 1

(Articles 1(1) and (4), and 21(1))

Kinds of dangerous wild animals



First Column



Second Column



Scientific name



Common name or names



Mammals



 



Aardvark



 



Orycteropidae



The aardvark



Carnivores



 



Ailuropodidae (Ailuridae)



The giant panda and the red panda



Canidae (except the species of the genera Alopex, Dusicyon, Otocyon, Nyctereutes and Vulpes and the species Canis familiaris)



Jackals, wild dogs, wolves and the coyote (except foxes, the raccoon-dog and the domestic dog)



Felidae (except the species Felis catus)



The bobcat, caracal, cheetah, jaguar, lion, lynx, ocelot, puma, serval, tiger and all other cats (except the domestic cat)



Hyaenidae (except the species Proteles oristatus)



Hyaenas (except the aardwolf)



Mustelidae of the species of the genera Arctonyx, Aonyx, Enhydra, Lutra (except Lutra lutra), Melogale, Mydaus, Pteronura and Taxidea and of the species Eira barbara, Gulo gulo, Martes pennanti and Mellivora capensis



Badgers (except the Eurasian badger), otters (except the European otter), and the tayra, wolverine, fisher and ratel (otherwise known as the honey badger)



Procyonidae



Cacomistles, raccoons, coatis, olingos, the little coatimundi and the kinkajou



Ursidae



Bears



Viverridae of the species of the genus Viverra and of the species Arctictis binturong and Cryptoprocta ferox



The African, large-spotted, Malay and large Indian civets, the binturong and the fossa



Edentates



 



Bradypodidae



Sloths



Dasypodidae of the species Priodontas giganteus (otherwise known as Priodontes maximus)



The giant armadillo



Myrmecophagidae of the species Myrmecophaga tridactyla



The giant anteater



Elephants



 



Elephantidae



Elephants



Even-toed ungulates



 



Antilocapridae



The Pronghorn



Bovidae (except any domestic form of the genera Bos and Bubalus, of the species Capra aegagrus (hircus) and the species Ovis aries)



Antelopes, bison, buffalo, cattle, gazelles, goats and sheep (except domestic cattle, goats and sheep)



Camelidae (except the species Lama glama and Lama pacos)



Camels, the guanaco and the vicugna (except the domestic llama and alpaca)



Cervidae of the species Alces alces and Rangifer tarandus (except any domestic form of the species Rangifer tarandus)



The moose or elk and the caribou or reindeer (except the domestic reindeer)



Giraffidae



The giraffe and the okapi



Hippopotamidae



The hippopotamus and the pygmy hippopotamus



Suidae (except any domestic form of the species Sus scrofa)



Old World pigs (including the wild boar and the wart hog, but not including the domestic pig)



Tayassuidae



New World pigs (otherwise known as peccaries)



Hybrids



 



Any hybrid animal of which one or both parents are of any kind of mammal specified in this column



Hybrid animals of which one or both parents are mammals that are dangerous wild animals



Hyraxes



 



Procaviidae



Tree and rock hyraxes (otherwise known as dassies)



Marsupials



 



Dasyuridae of the species Sarcophilus harrisi



The Tasmanian devil



Macropodidae of the species Macropus fuliginosus, Macropus giganteus, Macropus robustus and Macropus rufus



Grey kangaroos, the euro (or wallaroo) and the red kangaroo



Odd-toed ungulates



 



Equidae (except the species Equus asinus, Equus caballus and Equus asinus x Equus caballus)



Asses, horses and zebras (except the donkey, the domestic horse and domestic hybrids)



Rhinocerotidae



Rhinoceroses



Tapiridae



Tapirs



Pinnipedes



 



Odobenidae, Otariidae and Phocidae (except Phoca vitulina and Halichoerus grypus)



The walrus, eared seals, sealions and earless seals (except the common seal and grey seals)



Primates



 



Callitrichidae of the species of the genera Leontophithecus and Saguinus



Tamarins



Cebidae



New World monkeys (including the capuchin, howler, saki, spider, squirrel, titi, uakari and woolly monkeys and the night monkey (otherwise known as the douroucouli))



Cercopithecidae



Old World monkeys (including the baboons, drill, colobus monkeys, gelada, guenons, langurs, leaf monkeys, macaques, mandrill, mangabeys, patas and proboscis monkeys and talapoin)



Indriidae



Leaping lemurs (including the indri, sifakas and woolly lemur)



Lemuridae (except the species of the genus Hapalemur)



Large lemurs (except the broad-nosed gentle lemur and the grey gentle lemur)



Pongidae



Anthropoid apes (including chimpanzees, gibbons, gorilla and orang-utan)



Birds



 



Cassowaries and emu



 



Casuariidae
Dromaiidae



Cassowaries
The emu



Ostrich



 



Struthionidae



The ostrich



Reptiles



 



Crocodilians



 



Alligatoridae



Alligators and caimans



Crocodylidae



Crocodiles and the false gharial



Gavialidae



The gharial (otherwise known as the gavial)



Lizards and snakes



 



Colubridae of the species of the genera Atractaspis, Malpolon, Psammophis and Thelatornis and of the species Boiga dendrophila, Dispholidus typus, Rhabdophis subminiatus and Rhabdophis tigrinus



Mole vipers and certain rear-fanged venomous snakes (including the moila and montpellier snakes, sand snakes, twig snakes (otherwise known as the yellow-ringed catsnake), the boomslang, the red-necked keelback and the yamakagashi (otherwise known as the Japanese tiger-snake))



Elapidae



Certain front-fanged venomous snakes (including cobras, coral snakes, the desert black snake, kraits, mambas, sea snakes and all Australian front-fanged venomous snakes (including the death adders))



Helodermatidae



The gila monster and the (Mexican) beaded lizard



Viperidae and Crotalidae



Certain front-fanged venomous snakes (including adders, the barba amarilla, the bushmaster, the copperhead, the fer-de-lance, moccasins, rattlesnakes and vipers)



Invertebrates



 



Scorpions



 



Buthidae



Buthid scorpions



Spiders



 



Ctenidae of the species of the genus Phoneutria



Wandering spiders



Dipluridae of the species of the genus Atrax



The Sydney funnel-web spider and its close relatives



Lycosidae of the species Lycosa raptorial



The Brazilian wolf spider



Sicariidae of the species of the genus Loxosceles



Brown recluse spiders (otherwise known as violin spiders)



Theridiidae of the species of the genus Latrodectus



The black widow spider (otherwise known as the redback spider) and its close relatives



[Note: See Article 1(4) for the effect of the second column of this Schedule.]



SCHEDULE 2

(Articles 4(1), 9(1) and 21(2)(a))

Forms



FORM 1



DANGEROUS WILD ANIMALS (JERSEY) LAW 1999



Application for licence to keep dangerous wild animals



PART A (TO BE COMPLETED BY OR ON BEHALF OF APPLICANT)



1.



Name of applicant ............................................................................................



2.



Date of birth of applicant ............................................................................................



3.



Address .........................................................................................
............................................................................................



 



Telephone No. ..................................................................



4.



Animals to be kept –



 



 



Species



Adult



Young



 



Male



. . .



. . .



. . .



 



Female



. . .



. . .



. . .



 



Total



. . .



. . .



. . .



 



(Please show each species, by numbers, sex, maturity and totals, as indicated.)



5.



Please specify the address at which each animal will normally be held.
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6.



Will you both own and possess all the animals listed in paragraph 4? YES/NO (If NO, please give details of ownership and possession)
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7.



Is it intended to breed or to attempt to breed from the animals? YES/NO
(If YES, please give details, including your proposals for dealing with any offspring)
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8



Please give the name, age and address of each person who will keep any animal under the licence.
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9



Please give the name, age and address of, or specify by description, each person who will handle any animal under the licence.
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10.



(a)



Please indicate whether you or any other person specified in paragraph 8 or specified by name in paragraph 9 has ever been disqualified under any enactment in Jersey or the United Kingdom from keeping any animal (whether or not it is a dangerous wild animal). YES/NO
(If YES, please give details of every person so disqualified)
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(b)



Please indicate whether you or any other person specified in paragraph 8 or specified by name in paragraph 9 has ever been convicted anywhere of any offence relating to the welfare of any animal (whether or not it is a dangerous wild animal). YES/NO
(If YES, please give details of every person so convicted)
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...................................................................................
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.......................…........................................................



 



(c)



Please give details of your training and/or practical experience and that of each other person specified in paragraph 8 or specified by name in paragraph 9 in keeping and handling animals under the licence.
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...................................................................................
...................................................................................
...................................................................................
..................................................................................



11



Please give the following information about the accommodation in which each animal will be held –



 



(a)



Construction (include fencing and other security arrangements) –
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...................................................................................
..........................…………………………………….



 



(b)



Size –
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(c)



Arrangements for lighting –
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...................................................................................
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(d)



Arrangements for -



 



 



(i)



ventilation
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..........



 



 



(ii)



drainage (including, if animals are to be held in the open, details of soil type and field drainage)
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..........



 



 



(iii)



temperature control
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(iv)



cleanliness
.......................................................................
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……...



 



(e)



Social and environmental facilities (including facilities to enable animals to exhibit natural behaviour) –
...................................................................................
...................................................................................
...................................................................................
...................................................................................
..........................……………………………………



 



(f)



Arrangements for –



 



 



(i)



the provision, storage and preparation of food and drink
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.......................................................................
.......................................................................
...................................………………………



 



 



(ii)



bedding material
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...................................………………………



 



 



(iii)



visiting at suitable intervals
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(iv)



sufficiency of exercise
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(v)



protection of the animals in case of fire or other emergency (including details of arrangements for supervision in the absence of the licensee)
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(vi)



prevention and control of infectious diseases of human beings and infectious diseases of animals (including the name of the veterinary surgeon you intend to use)
.......................................................................
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12



Have all necessary planning and other permissions been obtained? YES/NO (If YES, please quote reference numbers)
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13



Please give details of the insurance proposed against liability for death or damage caused by the animal(s).
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............................................................................................
............................................................................................
............................................................................................
................................………………………………………
(This must insure you and every other person who may keep or handle any of the dangerous wild animals under the licence against all deaths and injuries (of human beings and animals), and damage to property, caused by any of the dangerous wild animals.)



14.



Please include with this application –



 



(a)



a location plan (scale 1:2500);



 



(b)



a site plan showing all structures, shelters, enclosures and fencing (scale 1:500); and



 



(c)



a full veterinary report commenting on the proposals for husbandry, accommodation and security of the animals, and the suitability of every person (by name, or description, as the case requires) who is to keep or handle the animals under the licence.



PART B (WHEN PART A HAS BEEN COMPLETED, AND YOU ARE SATISFIED THAT IT IS CORRECT, PLEASE READ AND COMPLETE PERSONALLY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT)



1.



I have read Part A of this application and the accompanying documents, and confirm that to the best of my knowledge and belief the information set out in them is true.



2.



I apply for a licence under the Dangerous Wild Animals (Jersey) Law 1999 and enclose the application fee of £......



 
...................................................



 
...................................................



(Signature of applicant)



(Date)



Notes for information:



1.



You must serve one copy of this application on the Connétable of every parish in which any animal to which the application relates will normally be held.



2.



You must be at least 20 years old to apply for a licence.



3.



A licence to keep a dangerous wild animal cannot be granted to a person who is disqualified under any enactment from keeping an animal (whether or not it is a dangerous wild animal).



4.



Part B of this application must be completed by you personally.



FORM 2



DANGEROUS WILD ANIMALS (JERSEY) LAW 1999



Licence to keep dangerous wild animals



1.



This licence is issued to .................................................................
........................................................... (name of licensee) of
..................................................................................................
..................................................................................................
..................................................................................................
................................................................................. (address).



2.



The person(s) named in Part A of Schedule 1 to this licence may keep the dangerous wild animal(s) in Schedule 2 to this licence, subject to the Dangerous Wild Animals (Jersey) Law 1999 and to the conditions in Schedule 3 to this licence.



3.



The person(s) named or described in Part B of Schedule 1 to this licence may handle the dangerous wild animals in Schedule 2 to this licence, subject to that Law and to the conditions in Schedule 3 to this licence.



4.



Subject to Articles 10(2) and 13 of the Law, this licence ceases to be in force on the expiry of 31st day of December 20 , unless sooner revoked.



 



Dated the day of 20
 



 



For the Minister



 



..........................................................
(Chief Officer)



SCHEDULE 1



PART A.



Persons who may keep dangerous wild animals under this licence [to be specified by name]:



 



.........................................................................................
.........................................................................................
.........................................................................................



PART B.



Persons who may handle dangerous wild animals under this licence [to be specified by name or description]:



 



.........................................................................................
.........................................................................................
.........................................................................................



SCHEDULE 2



Dangerous wild animals that may be kept under this licence:



Species



Adult males



Adult females



Young



 



 



 



 



SCHEDULE 3



Conditions of licence:



A.



Mandatory conditions under Article 8(1) of the Law:



1.



No person may keep a dangerous wild animal under this licence unless he or she is specified by name in Part A of Schedule 1 to this licence as a person who may do so.



2.



No person may handle an animal kept under this licence unless he or she is specified, by name or description, in Part B of Schedule 1 to this licence.



3.



The place at which each animal shall normally be held shall be as follows:



 



Dangerous wild animal



Place at which it is normally to be held



 



 



 



4.



No such animal shall be moved from the place at which it is normally to be held (except in the following circumstances):
.............................................................................................
.............................................................................................
.............................................................................................
.........................................................................................



 



[Delete words within round brackets if not applicable.]



5.



The licensee shall forthwith notify –



 



(a)



the Minister; and



 



(b)



the Connétable of the parish in which each animal kept under this licence is normally held,



 



of the birth of any offspring of the animal.



6.



The licensee shall forthwith notify –



 



(a)



the Minister; and



 



(b)



the Connétable of the parish in which the animal is normally held,



     



of the escape of the animal.



7.



At all times while any animal is kept under this licence, the licensee shall hold a current insurance policy that is approved by the Minister and insures the licensee and each other person who may keep or handle the animal under the licence against liability for deaths and injuries (of human beings and animals), and damage to property, caused by the animal, in an amount approved by the Minister.



8.



The licensee shall make a copy of the licence available at all reasonable times, for inspection by each other person who may keep or handle any animal under this licence.



B.



Mandatory conditions under Article 8(3) of the Law:
....................................................................................…....
.......................................................................................….
........................................................................................…
........................................................................................…
........................................................................................…
........................................................................................…



C.



Other conditions under Article 8(4) of the Law:
..........................................................................................
..........................................................................................
..........................................................................................
..........................................................................................
..........................................................................................
...........................................................................................



SCHEDULE 3[3]

(Articles 4(1) and 21(2)(b))



Application fee for a licence



£290.00.



Endnotes

Table of Legislation History



Legislation



Year and No



Commencement



Dangerous Wild Animals (Jersey) Law 1999



L.5/1999



16 April 1999



Transfer of Functions (Environment and Public Services Committee (No. 2) (Jersey) Act 2004



R&O.133/2004



23 November 2004



States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 3) (Jersey) Regulations 2005



R&O.132/2005



9 December 2005



Planning and Environment (2009 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2008



R&O.171/2008



1 January 2009



Planning and Environment (2010 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2009



R&O.134/2009



1 January 2010



Planning and Environment (2011 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2011



R&O.46/2011



2 May 2011



Planning and Environment (2012 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012



R&O.1/2012



16 January 2012



Planning and Environment (2013 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012



R&O.164/2012



1 January 2013



Planning and Environment (2014 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2013



R&O.164/2013



1 January 2014



Planning and Environment (2015 Fees) (Jersey) Order 2014



R&O.197/2014



1 January 2015



Table of Renumbered Provisions



Original



Current



1(5)



spent, omitted from this revised edition



23



spent, omitted from this revised edition



24



23



Table of Endnote References



[1]



This Law has been amended by the States of Jersey (Amendments and Construction Provisions No. 3) (Jersey) Regulations 2005. The amendments replace all references to a Committee of the States of Jersey with a reference to a Minister of the States of Jersey, and remove and add defined terms appropriately, consequentially upon the move from a committee system of government to a ministerial system of government



[2]



chapter 15.720



[3] Schedule 3



amended by R&O.171/2008, R&O.134/2009, R&O.46/2011, R&O.1/2012, R&O.164/2012, R&O.164/2013, R&O.197/2014
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