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.