Having had regard to the matters set out in section 48 (3) of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and being satisfied that the risk to the welfare of the animals specified in this notice is minimal, I hereby give notice;
That in addition to the exempted animals specified in Notice No. 1145 published in the New Zealand Gazette on the 2nd day of December 1999 in Issue No. 184 at page 4351;
Pursuant to sections 40 (2) (a) and section 48 (1) the following animals are exempt from the requirements of section 40 (1):
Poultry hatching eggs, being avian pre-hatched young in the last half period of development.
Dated at Wellington this 23rd day of December 1999.
BRUCE J. ROSS, Director-General of Agriculture and Forestry.