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Animals can be impounded

Shayal Devi
Friday, February 28, 2014

THE LTA says people should secure their animals to prevent accidents similar to the one that claimed the life of 45-year-old taxidriver, Nirbhai Chand last Saturday.

Mr Chand died after his taxi hit a horse on Denarau Rd last week.

LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the onus was on animal owners.

"Section 56 of the Seizure and Disposal of Animals of the Land Transport Act stipulates that any animal found tethered, wandering, straying or lying on a public street may be seized by a police officer or authorised officer," he said.

"The animal can be sent or taken to a pound, subject to the Pound Act, and the owners of the animal are liable for the prescribed fees and penalties under the Land Transport Act and Pound Act.

"Subject to sub regulation three to four, a police officer may seize and dispose of any animal found tethered, wandering, straying or lying on a public street and upon seizure all rights of the owner of the animal is forfeited."

Mr Sokia said when animals were found on public streets, LTA's duty was to inform the police.

"This is because it becomes a road hazard and a distraction to motorists whilst behind the wheels."


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