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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 578

Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories, see footnote bottom

  578.023.  Keeping a dangerous wild animal — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of keeping a dangerous wild animal if he or she keeps 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 he or she has registered such animals with the local law enforcement agency in the county in which the animal is kept.

  2.  The offense of keeping a dangerous wild animal is a class C misdemeanor.

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(L. 1983 S.B. 211 § 9, A.L. 2001 S.B. 462, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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