The Government of Saskatchewan requested feedback on considerations important to the management of captive wildlife. This input will help ensure that The Captive Wildlife Regulations help minimize risks to our natural environment and meet the needs of Saskatchewan residents and business owners.
Captive native and exotic wildlife regulations are in place to address public concerns regarding safety, disease issues, invasiveness and potential adverse impacts to the province's agricultural and native species. These regulations cover the import and possession of wildlife such as pets, falconry, wildlife rehabilitation and zoos.
The survey will assist government to identify the areas of highest risk to people and the environment; and to gauge the level of support for adopting industry-accepted best practices, decreasing administrative oversight and creating greater consistency in application of the regulations.
Public input was needed to understand the level of public support for the concepts presented in the survey.
The survey period ran from December 6 to December 31, 2017. Results will be published at a later date.