DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Division of Animal Health and Food Products Inspection
304 Exotic Animal Regulations
The Delaware Department of Agriculture re-proposes these regulations in accordance with the General Assembly’s mandate to enforce Chapter 72 of Title 3 of the Delaware Code and to specify the means by which citizens of the State of Delaware may obtain a permit from the Delaware Department of Agriculture to possess, sell,
or exhibit, exotic animals within the state.
An earlier version of these regulations was considered at a public hearing on February 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Department of Agriculture Building, Secretary’s Conference Room. Public comments were received at that time leading to substantive changes. Those earlier comments led the Delaware Department of Agriculture to re-promulgate the regulations and to solicit additional public commentary. The comment period ended on August 1, 2009.
As a consequence of receiving still additional comments from the public the Delaware Department of Agriculture again proposes these regulations and solicits comments from the public. Any such comments should be submitted to the State Veterinarian, Heather Hirst, DVM at the Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2320 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 on or before December 1, 2009. Copies of the proposed regulations are available on request.