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Dangerous wild animals: exemption from the ban on keeping them

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

In Schleswig-Holstein, the non-commercial keeping of a dangerous animal of a wild species is prohibited.

Dangerous animals are those which, when fully grown, can cause serious injury to humans through physical strength, venom or behavior and are generally dangerous by their nature regardless of individual characteristics (e.g. predators, poisonous snakes, reptiles, amphibians, poisonous spiders and scorpions).

The competent authority may grant exceptions to the ban on keeping animals.


Who should I contact?

To the State Office for the Environment of Schleswig-Holstein (LfU).

Which documents are required?
  • Proof of origin of the animals,
  • Proof of the necessity of keeping the animals.
What are the fees?

None

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application for exemption from the ban on keeping must be submitted to the competent authority before the start of keeping.

Legal basis

§ Section 38 (5) of the Nature Conservation Act (Landesnaturschutzgesetz - LNatSchG)

What else should I know?

Information on animal welfare and animal husbandry can also be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the State Office for the Environment of Schleswig-Holstein (LfU).

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of origin of the animals,
  • Proof of the necessity of keeping the animals.

What are the fees?

None

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application for exemption from the ban on keeping must be submitted to the competent authority before the start of keeping.

Legal basis

§ Section 38 (5) of the Nature Conservation Act (Landesnaturschutzgesetz - LNatSchG)

What else should I know?

Information on animal welfare and animal husbandry can also be found on the state portal "Agriculture and Environment Schleswig-Holstein".

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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