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. 24, s. 171.