Have your say: Bill aims to deter livestock theft
Have your say: Bill aims to deter livestock
Parliament is now seeking public
submissions on a bill aimed at deterring livestock rustling
(the theft of livestock from farms or property).
rustling is estimated to cost the farming community over
$120 million each year and is a major threat to farming
businesses. It also puts the safety of people in isolated,
rural areas at risk because rustlers are often armed.
Sentencing (Livestock Rustling) Amendment Bill seeks
• deter people from livestock rustling by
identifying it as an aggravating factor at sentencing;
• amend section 9 (Aggravating and
mitigating factors) of the Sentencing Act 2002 to add
livestock rustling to the list of aggravating factors to be
considered at sentencing.
Don’t miss your chance to have
your say on this bill that could impact one of New
Zealand’s key industries.
Tell the Primary
Production Committee what you think
Send your submission on the bill by
midnight on Thursday 15 March 2018.
details about the bill:
• Read the contents of the bill
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