N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-10.11 - Criteria for the possession of potentially dangerous species

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) In addition to the general criteria enumerated in 7:25-10.8, every person applying for a permit to possess potentially dangerous species shall meet each of the following criteria to the satisfaction of the Division:
1. Education and background: Persons wishing to apply for a permit to possess a potentially dangerous species must have extensive experience in maintaining the species desired or related species;
2. Knowledge: Persons wishing to apply for a permit to possess potentially dangerous species must demonstrate a working knowledge and expertise in handling and caring for each of the species desired;
3. Other licenses and permits: Persons applying to possess potentially dangerous species must obtain, in addition to New Jersey Captive Game Animal or Game Bird Permit, all other applicable permits covering the possession of such species. Any permit issued for the possession of such animal by the Division shall not exempt an applicant from compliance with any other law of the State, or subDivision of the State, any municipality, or the Federal government, regarding construction necessary to house the animal, or other local requirements;
4. Purpose and intent: Persons applying to possess potentially dangerous species must submit a written statement of the purpose and intent of keeping the species;
5. Housing and feeding: Persons applying for a permit to possess a potentially dangerous species must supply a written description of the housing and caging facilities for the species required including a summary detailing a continuous source of food appropriate for the specific diet of the animals. Facilities must be constructed to prevent the possible escape of the animal. Division personnel may inspect the completed facilities to determine if the facilities are suitable for the game animal or game birds; and
6. Protection of the public: The housing facilities must also be constructed to prevent public access to, and contact with, the animal. The potentially dangerous species may not be kept as a household pet except when compelled by the infancy of the animal. The public must not be allowed access to the animal, including animals used for exhibition purposes.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 7:25-10.11

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