C-61.1 - Act respecting the conservation and development of wildlife

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23. A veterinary surgeon, wildlife protection officer, immediate superior of a wildlife protection officer, wildlife protection assistant or, on the conditions determined by the Minister, any other officer of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune may, in the exercise of his functions, kill or capture
(1)  an animal, fish or invertebrate that is seriously injured;
(2)  an animal, fish or invertebrate that is or could be diseased; and
(3)  an animal, domestic animal found running at large, fish or invertebrate that could compromise human health or safety or that is a serious risk to the conservation of wildlife or its habitat.
A veterinary surgeon, officer of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune who is not the immediate supervisor of a wildlife protection officer or wildlife protection assistant must report the fact that he captured or killed an animal, domestic animal, fish or invertebrate in accordance with the first paragraph to a wildlife protection officer without delay and, if the latter so requires, deliver it to him so that he may confiscate it.
The person referred to in the first paragraph may not be prosecuted for an act performed or omitted in good faith in the application of this section.
1983, c. 39, s. 23; 1996, c. 62, s. 13; 2000, c. 48, s. 36; 2009, c. 49, s. 43; 2021, c. 242021, c. 24, s. 17.
23. A wildlife protection officer, an officer contemplated in section 3 or a wildlife protection assistant under the supervision of the wildlife protection officer or other officer may, in the discharge of his duties,
(1)  kill a dog found running at large in a place where big game is habitually found; or
(2)  kill or capture any animal that is seriously injured, diseased or noxious or that may endanger the life or safety of people.
An officer or wildlife protection assistant who captures or kills an animal in accordance with the first paragraph must declare the fact to a wildlife protection officer forthwith and, if he so requires, deliver it to him for the purpose of confiscation.
1983, c. 39, s. 23; 1996, c. 62, s. 13; 2000, c. 48, s. 36; 2009, c. 49, s. 43.
23. A protection officer, an officer contemplated in section 3 or a protection assistant under the supervision of the protection officer or other officer may, in the discharge of his duties,
(1)  kill a dog found running at large in a place where big game is habitually found; or
(2)  kill or capture any animal that is seriously injured, diseased or noxious or that may endanger the life or safety of people.
An officer or protection assistant who captures or kills an animal in accordance with the first paragraph must declare the fact to a protection officer forthwith and, if he so requires, deliver it to him for the purpose of confiscation.
1983, c. 39, s. 23; 1996, c. 62, s. 13; 2000, c. 48, s. 36.
23. A conservation officer, an officer contemplated in section 3 or a conservation assistant under the supervision of the conservation officer or other officer may, in the discharge of his duties,
(1)  kill a dog found running at large in a place where big game is habitually found; or
(2)  kill or capture any animal that is seriously injured, diseased or noxious or that may endanger the life or safety of people.
An officer or conservation assistant who captures or kills an animal in accordance with the first paragraph must declare the fact to a conservation officer forthwith and, if he so requires, deliver it to him for the purpose of confiscation.
1983, c. 39, s. 23; 1996, c. 62, s. 13.
23. A conservation officer, an officer contemplated in section 3 or a deputy conservation officer under the supervision of the conservation officer or other officer may, in the discharge of his duties,
(1)  kill a dog found running at large in a place where big game is habitually found; or
(2)  kill or capture any animal that is seriously injured, diseased or noxious or that may endanger the life or safety of people.
An officer or deputy conservation officer who captures or kills an animal in accordance with the first paragraph must declare the fact to a conservation officer forthwith and, if he so requires, deliver it to him for the purpose of confiscation.
1983, c. 39, s. 23; 1996, c. 62, s. 13.
23. A conservation officer, an officer contemplated in section 3 or a deputy conservation officer under the supervision of the conservation officer or other officer may, in the discharge of his duties,
(1)  kill a dog found running at large in a place where big game is habitually found; or
(2)  kill or capture any animal that is seriously injured, diseased or noxious or that may endanger the life or safety of people.
An officer or deputy conservation officer who captures or kills an animal in accordance with the first paragraph must deliver the animal to a conservation officer or inform him of the killing or capture.
1983, c. 39, s. 23.