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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 578

< > Effective - 01 Jan 2017, 2 histories, see footnote (history) bottom

  *578.173.  Until December 31, 2016 — Baiting or fighting animals — penalty. — Baiting or fighting animals — penalty.

  1.  Any person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of a class D felony:

  (1)  Baiting or fighting animals;

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

  (3)  Promoting, conducting, or staging a baiting or fight between two or more animals;

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

  (5)  Collecting any admission fee for a baiting or fight between two or more animals.

  2.  Any person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of a class A misdemeanor:

  (1)  Knowingly attending the baiting or fighting of animals;

  (2)  Knowingly selling, offering for sale, shipping, or transporting any animal which has been bred or trained to bait or fight another animal;

  (3)  Owning or possessing 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;

  (4)  Manufacturing, selling, bartering or exchanging 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.

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(Adopted by Initiative, Proposition A, § B, November 3, 1998)

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

(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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