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The Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures is the second largest department in the Ministry of Magic, divided into three separate branches for each type of magical creature: Beast, Being, and Spirit. Other various offices exist within this department for other regulatory purposes.
de·part·ment for the reg·u·la·tion and con·trol of mag·i·cal crea·tures
/dəˈpärt’mənt fôr T͟Hē reɡ’yəˈlā’SHən and kənˈtrōl əv maj’ə’kəl krē’CHərs/
Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures History
Clause 73 was added to the International Code of Wizarding Secrecy in 1750, which in short gives the governing body of an area the responsibility of concealing, caring, and control of the magical creatures within its jurisdiction, and any creature that causes harm or draws notice, of the Muggle community, the governing body is subject to discipline by the International Confederation of Wizards. Due to the passage of Clause 73, the Department for the Control and Regulation of Magical Creatures works tirelessly to conceal the magical creature within Britain. Various methods exist for magical creature concealment, including Muggle-Repelling Charms, wizard guards, and Disillusionment Charms. This department has been responsible for sending out squads to eliminate threats to from various magical creatures, such as the vampire Sir Herbert Varney in 1889. This department is also responsible for the Classification of Magical Creatures. After leaving Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry current Minister for Magic, Hermione Granger, spent several years working within this department to improve life for house-elves and others treated unfairly. Other divisions within the department include the Beast Division, the Being Division, the Spirit Division, the Goblin Liaison Office, the Centaur Liaison Office, the Pest Advisory Board, and the Office of Misinformation.
People Also Ask
What is the Ministry of Magic Classification System?
How does the Ministry of Magic classify a Thestral?
When was dragon breeding outlawed?
The Ministry of Magic Classification System is the way the ministry classifies beasts, beings and spirits into groups based on their perceived level of threat. The highest and most dangerous level is XXXXX which means the creature is a known wizard killer and impossible to train or domesticate. Level XXXX means the beast, being or spirit is dangerous and requires specialized skill to handle. Level XXX means only competent wizards should attempt to handle. Level XX means the creature is harmless and may be domesticated by most wizard. Lastly is level X, which means the creature is boring, harmless and can be handled by even the most incompetent of wizards.
The Ministry of Magic classifies a Thestral as a XXXX, meaning the ministry considers thestrals as dangerous and requiring specialized skills to handle. This is probably due to the fact that Thestrals are powerful creatures that are able to attack anyone or anything the believe to be a threat, especially to their owner, as they are very loyal creatures.
Dragon breeding was outlawed in 1709 by the Warlocks’ Convention. This was due to the fact that dragons were deemed a Level XXXXX creature, meaning they are a known wizard killer and impossible to train or domesticate. Another challenge facing wizard-kind was the need to protect the wizarding world from the discovery of Muggles, which can be extraordinarily challenging when wizards are roaming about on the backs of scaly, fire-breathing creatures.
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