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Animal management bylaw review

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About the animal management bylaw review

​We're proposing changes to the Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls to help improve the rules about animal ownership and interaction, and make these rules easier to read and understand.

About the Animal Management Bylaw 2015

The Animal Management Bylaw 2015 enables the council to regulate the keeping of animals to minimise:
  • risks to public health and safety
  • nuisance
  • offensive behaviour
  • misuse of council-controlled public places.

Why we're reviewing the bylaw

Every day Aucklanders interact with animals in ways that benefit their mental and physical wellbeing: with their pets at home for companionship, with animals in public to connect with nature, or for recreation such as horse riding.

Every day Aucklanders interact with animals in ways that benefit their mental and physical wellbeing:

  • with their pets at home for companionship
  • with animals in public to connect with nature
  • for recreation such as horse riding.

Sometimes the way people interact with animals causes a problem. A poorly maintained chicken coop may create an odour nuisance, or the feeding of wild animals may attract pests, for example.

What we want your feedback on

We want you to tell us what you think about the proposed changes to the Animal Management Bylaw 2015 and associated controls.

Your feedback will help us improve how we minimise animal-related problems.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from Tuesday 8 June until Friday 16 July 2021.