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To enact R.S. 14:102.19, relative to killing animals; to prohibit killing zoo or circus animals for sport; to provide for violations; and to provide for related matters. Sport killing of zoo or circus animals prohibited

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Citation: LA HB 1621 (Section 1. R.S.14:102.19)

Citation: Act No. 891


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Summary:   This Louisiana statute is aimed at eliminating the practice of selling retired zoo or circus animals to "canned hunt" facilities.  It makes both the killing of a former zoo or circus animal for sport a crime as well as the sale or donation of such animal to any sport hunting entity.  Violation of the act incurs a potential $500 fine and/or six months imprisonment.


Statute in Full:

ENROLLED

Enrolled

Act No. 891

Regular Session, 2004

HOUSE BILL NO. 1621

BY REPRESENTATIVES ODINET AND DANIEL

AN ACT

To enact R.S. 14:102.19, relative to killing animals; to prohibit killing zoo or circus animals for sport; to provide for violations; and to provide for related matters.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Louisiana:

Section 1. R.S.14:102.19 is hereby enacted to read as follows:

§102.19. Sport killing of zoo or circus animals prohibited

A. No person shall kill for sport an animal that is presently or was formerly

a part of a zoo or circus.

B. No zoo or circus shall provide, sell, or donate any animal for use in any

business or activity wherein the animal may be intentionally killed for sport.

C. No person shall knowingly transfer or conspire to transfer any animal

from a zoo or circus to any business, person, or activity wherein the animal may be

intentionally killed for sport.

D. No business or person wherein an animal may be intentionally killed for

sport shall purchase, accept as a donation, or receive any animal that was formerly

a part of a zoo or circus.

E. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section or rules and regulations

promulgated pursuant thereto shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or

imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

                                                                                   

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

                                                                                   

PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE

 

                                                                                   

GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

 

APPROVED:                          

 

CODING: Words in struck through type are deletions from existing law; words underscored

are additions.

 



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