former bio-security legislation consisted of many different acts.
Because of this it
was not flexible enough to meet the challenges of today's
bio-security environment. The new Act
is aimed to improve Queensland's bio-security preparedness
and response capabilities.
The Act deals with
pests such as wild dogs, ferrel cats and introduced wildlife species.
All Queenslanders need to take an active role in managing bio-security
risks under their control.
This general bio-security obligation means land owners must
take reasonable steps to ensure
they do not spread a pest, disease or contaminant. A list of restricted pest
animals and their
categories can be found on the;
invasive animals of Queensland pdf.
If required, specific
action could be taken to ensure an individual, business or other
improves how they manage bio-security risks. An officer
could issue a bio-security order
requiring specific action to be taken
within a reasonable time frame. Not complying with the
bio-security obligation is an offence and bio-security Queensland may consider
prosecution, depending on the offence. Under the new
bio-security act, pest animals are to be controlled.
This means they
are to be
humanely euthanaised. Under subdivision 1, section 15, William
Pledger's Wildlife Management
Service is permitted to humanely trap pest animals and
transport them to a veterinarian for the
purpose of euthanaising and disposal.
introduced wildlife is having a detrimental effect on our native
It is important to do everything we can to
preserve our native wildlife and vegetation and it is for
only that this service is offered. I offer
the following services:
* Humane trapping & removal
* Humane euthanasia
(conducted offsite by a veterinarian)