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  *578.176.  Until December 31, 2016 — Bear wrestling — penalty. — Bear wrestling — penalty.   Any person who commits any of the following acts is guilty of a class A misdemeanor:

  (1)  Bear wrestling;

  (2)  Permitting bear wrestling to be done on any premises under his charge or control;

  (3)  Promoting, conducting, or staging bear wrestling;

  (4)  Advertising bear wrestling;

  (5)  Collecting any admission fee for bear wrestling;

  (6)  Purchasing, selling, or possessing a bear which he knows will be used for bear wrestling;

  (7)  Training a bear for bear wrestling;

  (8)  Subjecting a bear to surgical alteration for bear wrestling.


(Adopted by Initiative, Proposition A, § C, 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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