Peter Shute <>, Birding Aus <>
Savannah cat story
Scot Mcphee <>
Tue, 05 Aug 2008 11:17:00 +1000
Peter Shute wrote:
And perhaps if they manage to sue the government, it might discourage
government departments from giving approval for things that they
shouldn't, only to have the decision changed later. I'm sure these
people wouldn't have put any money into the idea if they didn't think
they had approval.
Has anyone determined yet - approval from whom? and for what? Because
it's one thing for Customs to say that's OK by us to import this animal,
another for the Department of the Environment to allow or ban certain
species (there is two departments there). For example Environment could
add a species to the CITES list, which then makes import/export illegal
where previously it wasn't.
Frankly as a matter of policy I think the default position for importing
any species, or cross-breed, into Australia should be "banned" until
explicitly approved rather than the other way around.
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