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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

  578.173.  Baiting or fighting animals — penalty. — 1.  A person commits the offense of baiting or fighting animals if he or she:

  (1)  Baits or fights animals;

  (2)  Permits baiting or animal fighting to be done on any premises under his or her charge or control;

  (3)  Promotes, conducts, or stages a baiting or fight between two or more animals;

  (4)  Advertises a baiting or fight between two or more animals;

  (5)  Collects any admission fee for a baiting or fight between two or more animals;

  (6)  Knowingly attends the baiting or fighting of animals;

  (7)  Knowingly sells, offers for sale, ships, or transports any animal which has been bred or trained to bait or fight another animal;

  (8)  Owns or possesses any of the cockfighting implements, commonly known as gaffs and slashers, or any other sharp implement designed to be attached to the leg of a gamecock; or

  (9)  Manufactures, sells, barters, or exchanges any of the cockfighting implements, commonly known as gaffs and slashers, or any other sharp implement designed to be attached to the leg of a gamecock.

  2.  The offense of baiting or fighting animals is a class E felony.

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(Adopted by Initiative, Proposition A, § B, November 3, 1998, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

(2000) Proposition A did not violate constitutional requirements of single subject and clear title.  United Gamefowl Breeders Ass'n. of Missouri v. Nixon, 19 S.W.3d 137 (Mo.banc).


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