Tasmanian Government acts on penguin protection, with bigger fines for killer dogs

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    A new bill sets a new maximum fine of $5,040 for owners of dogs that injure or kill sensitive wildlife.

    The dogs could also face destruction.

    Under the current Dog Control Act 2000, the owner of a dog that injures or kills an animal can be fined up to $2,600.

    The penalty for taking a dog into a prohibited area will also increase, from $1,680 to $3,360.

    The Tasmanian Government announced in June that it would review the act after 42 little penguins were mauled to death by a dog at Wynyard in the state's north-west.
    Tasmanian Government boosts fines for wildlife slaughter

    Man, you can't be letting your dog roam around like that.
     
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