Posted by ABC News on Friday, October 02, 2019 07:06:38When a turkey comes home to die, it should be immediately taken to a veterinarian for a proper autopsy.
But in Arizona, that’s not always the case.
In the past, a turkey has been euthanized by its owners.
The animal is typically taken to the vet for a final exam.
It can take as long as a week to determine the cause of death, according to the American Association of Zoo and Aquarium Veterinarians.
But a turkey who is still alive at the vet is considered a wild animal and can be released to a breeder.
That’s because the animal is still in its egg and can’t be euthanased.
But that’s about to change.
The Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADOA) is set to adopt a new policy this year to prohibit the euthanasia of wild animals in Arizona.
This is in response to a 2016 bill that would have prohibited wild animals from being euthanaled.
The bill has been reintroduced, but the ADOA has said it will not go into effect until it receives the necessary permits from the Arizona Department.
This is the latest in a string of laws that have been proposed in Arizona over the past year.
The bills have ranged from banning the practice of laying eggs in public to requiring humane treatment of wild animal parts to banning the sale of live animals.
The ADOA is currently looking for permits for a variety of bills and is holding public workshops to discuss how to move forward.
But ADOA director Roni Nunn said she’s not looking to put any of these measures into effect.
She said the agency is committed to working with the community to find the best way to manage wild animals.
“We want to protect them,” Nunn told ABC News.
“The way we see it, it is our responsibility to ensure that they’re cared for and that they are cared for appropriately and humanely.”
The new ADOA policy will prohibit the sale or transfer of wild and captive animals to another organization, including a zoo or aquarium.
In addition, it will require that a permit be obtained from the ADOPA to keep wild and captured animals in AZ.