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  578.620.  Inapplicability of act. — 1.  Sections 578.602 and 578.604 shall not apply to any of the following:

  (1)  An animal control shelter or animal protection shelter that is providing temporary care to a large carnivore for ninety days or less and has proper facilities to handle the large carnivore;

  (2)  A law enforcement officer or department of agriculture employee acting under the authority of sections 578.600 to 578.624;

  (3)  A veterinarian temporarily in possession of a large carnivore to provide veterinary care for or humanely euthanize the large carnivore;

  (4)  A class C licensee that possesses and maintains a class C license under 9 C.F.R. 1.1 that meets the following conditions:

  (a)  The business is not conducted in connection with another business as a means of attracting customers to such other business;

  (b)  The class C licensee currently owns or possesses a large carnivore on August 28, 2010; except that, any class C licensee whose license is revoked after August 28, 2010, shall be required to obtain a state permit.  For any large carnivore acquired after August 28, 2010, the class C licensee shall obtain a state permit.

  2.  Sections 578.602 and 578.604 shall not apply to a person who is not a resident of this state and who is in this state only for the purpose of travel between locations outside of this state and is not exhibiting in this state.


(L. 2010 S.B. 795)

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