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Is the use of cat or dog fur legal?

Article ID: 280
Last updated: 26 Jun, 2015
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Under regulation 4W of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 (Cth), the importation into Australia of cat or dog fur is prohibited unless the importer is authorised by the Minister for Immigration and Boarder Protection. However, the use of cat or dog fur is not expressly banned within Australia.

State

Yes/No

name of relevant act/special conditions and requirements

 ACT

 Yes

 No specific legislation that would make this illegal

 NSW

 Yes

 No specific legislation that would make this illegal

 NT

 Yes

 No specific legislation that would make this illegal

 QLD

 Yes

 No specific legislation that would make this illegal.

 SA

 Yes

 No specific legislation that would make this illegal

 TAS

 Yes

 No specific legislation that would make this illegal

 VIC

 Yes

 No specific legislation that would make this illegal

 WA

 Yes

 No specific legislation that would make this illegal


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Also read
document RSPCA Policy H1 Fur or skin production

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