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Vernon's Annotated Missouri Statutes Currentness. Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders. Chapter 578. Miscellaneous Offenses. 578.023. Keeper of dangerous wild animals must register animals, exceptions--penalty.

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Citation: MO ST 578.023

Citation: V.A.M.S. 578.023


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 10/2010

Summary:   This Missouri law states that no person may keep any lion, tiger, leopard, ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, Canada lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, hyena, wolf, bear, nonhuman primate, coyote, any deadly, dangerous, or poisonous reptile, or any deadly or dangerous reptile over eight feet long, in any place other than a properly maintained zoological park, circus, scientific, or educational institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital, or animal refuge, unless such person has registered such animals with the local law enforcement agency in the county in which the animal is kept. Violation is a class C misdemeanor.


Statute in Full:


1. No person may keep any lion, tiger, leopard, ocelot, jaguar, cheetah, margay, mountain lion, Canada lynx, bobcat, jaguarundi, hyena, wolf, bear, nonhuman primate, coyote, any deadly, dangerous, or poisonous reptile, or any deadly or dangerous reptile over eight feet long, in any place other than a properly maintained zoological park, circus, scientific, or educational institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital, or animal refuge, unless such person has registered such animals with the local law enforcement agency in the county in which the animal is kept.

2. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

(L.1983, S.B. No. 211, p. 937, § A(§ 9). Amended by L.2001, S.B. No. 462, § A.)


HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

1995 Main Volume

L.2001, S.B. No. 462, § A, in subsec. 1, inserted “bear, nonhuman primate,” following “wolf,”, deleted “or” preceding and following “coyote”, and inserted “or any deadly or dangerous reptile over eight feet long” following “poisonous reptile,”.





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