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S.M. 2000, c. 10
THE WILDLIFE AMENDMENT ACT
(Assented to August 18, 2000)
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
The Wildlife Act is amended by this Act.
The purpose of this Act is to provide for the regulation of the captive hunting of animals without affecting the division of responsibilities within the Government of Manitoba relating to the regulation of animals and activities involving animals.
Section 1 is amended
(a) by adding the following definition in alphabetical order:
"exotic wildlife" means a live or dead animal of any species or type that is
(a) wild by nature but not indigenous in the province, and is declared by the regulations to be exotic wildlife,
(b) a hybrid descendant of an animal described in clause (a), or
(c) an egg, sperm, embryo or body part of an animal described in clause (a) or (b); (« faune non indigène », « gibier non indigène » ou « animal de la faune non indigène »)
(b) by repealing the definition "wildlife" and substituting the following:
"wildlife" means a live or dead vertebrate animal of any species or type that is not a fish and is
(a) wild by nature and indigenous in the province,
(b) listed in Schedule A,
(c) declared by the regulations to be big game, a game bird, a fur bearing animal, an amphibian or reptile, or a protected species,
(d) a hybrid descendant of an animal described in clause (a), (b) or (c), or
Clause 71(1)(a) is repealed and the following is substituted:
Clauses 71(2)(b) and (3)(b) are amended
(a) by adding "exotic wildlife," after "specimen of wildlife or"; and
Clause 90(g) is repealed and the following is substituted:
(g) prohibiting or regulating the hunting, killing, trapping, taking, capturing, baiting or attracting of a species or type of wildlife or exotic wildlife
(ii) in a specified area,
(iii) during a specified period of the year,
(iv) in a specified manner, or
Clause 90(k) is repealed and the following is substituted:
(k) regulating the use and management of, and the hunting, killing, trapping or taking of wildlife or exotic wildlife, or a species, type or kind of wildlife or exotic wildlife, in an animal control area, wildlife management area, public shooting ground, registered trapline district or special trapping area including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing,
(i) prescribing special permits and licences for hunting or trapping and prescribing terms and conditions, and
(ii) prescribing periods during which hunting or trapping of wildlife or exotic wildlife, or a species or type of wildlife or exotic wildlife, is permitted;
Clause 90(o) is repealed and the following is substituted:
(o) regulating the use of blinds, decoys, baits, attractants and chemical immobilization agents in the hunting, trapping, capture, observation, feeding, care, possession or husbandry of wildlife or exotic wildlife;
Clause 90(gg) is repealed and the following is substituted:
(gg) regulating the sale of wildlife or exotic wildlife raised and kept in captivity;
Clause 90(hh) is repealed and the following is substituted:
Clause 90(qq) is amended by adding "or exotic wildlife" after "wildlife".
This Act comes into force on a day fixed by proclamation.