Exemption greyhounds and GAP

Order exempting greyhounds registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria from Division 1 of Part 2

Order in Council

The Lieutenant-Governor, as the Governor's Deputy, with the advice of the Executive Council under section 5 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 ('the Act') makes the following Order:

1. Objectives

The objectives of this Order are to —

(a) revoke the Order made on 1 April 1996 and published in Government Gazette No. G13 on 4 April 1996, page 855, exempting greyhounds registered with the National Coursing Association or the Greyhound Racing Control Board from operation of Part 2, Division 1 of the Act, made on 1 April 1996; and

(b) exempt a class of animal, being greyhounds registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria, from operation of Division 1 of Part 2 of the Act.

2. Revocation

The Order made by the Governor in Council on 1 April 1996 and published in the Government Gazette No. G13 on 4 April 1996, page 855, exempting a class of animal, being greyhounds registered with the National Coursing Association or the Greyhound Racing Control Board, from the operation of Part 2, Division 1 of the Act is revoked.

3. Exemption

This Order exempts a class of animal, being greyhounds registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria, from the operation of Division 1 of Part 2 of the Act. This exemption does not apply to greyhounds that have gone through the 'Greyhound Adoption Program' operated by Greyhound Racing Victoria or its predecessors.

4. Conditions on exempted animals

A condition of this exemption is that greyhounds registered with Greyhound Racing Victoria are uniquely identifiable in a manner that meets the requirements of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board, being either an ear tattoo and/or a prescribed permanent identification device.

This Order comes into effect from the date it is published in the Government Gazette.

Dated 15 March 2011

Responsible Minister
PETER WALSH MP
Minister for Agriculture and Food Security

MATTHEW McBEATH
Clerk of the Executive Council

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