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Reference D/AP/U
Names States Greffe
Keywords petitions
Category D-States Departments and Administrations
Level of description Sub-fonds

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D/AP/U/161 Petition to the States Assembly relating to the legislation on illegal animal traps presented to the States by Senator N L Queree as P47/1993. Petition states, 'The humble petition of Mrs Murphy, Director of Jersey Animal Aid, Mr Blampied, President of the JSPCA and Mrs Crone, President Jersey Feline Friends, shews that there have been recent incidents of animals being seriously injured through the use of traps which are illegal under the Animals (Trapping) (Jersey) Law 1961 and accordingly your petitioners pray that: Article 7 of the law be amended so that a person guilty of an offence shall be liable to a fine not exceeding £500 or, if he has previously been convicted of such an offence, to a fine not exceeding £1,000; and that because your petitioners concern is for the welfare of animals rather than simply the punishment of offenders. The Committee of Agriculture and Fisheries be requested; to provide information leaflets explaining the law, with appropriate translations, which would be freely available; to put up signs, at places and at times that trapping may be carried out, to ensure that those involved are made aware of all the provisions of the law; The Connétables be requested to assist with the distribution of information within their Parishes; The Committee of Agriculture and Fisheries consider, with the relevant Authorities, whether an amnesty to allow the surrender of illegal traps would be worthwhile, and if so make a request to the Attorney General; and your petitioners as in duty bound will every pray.'