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Title XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS

Chapter 578

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  578.600.  Citation of law — definitions. — 1.  Sections 578.600 to 578.624 shall be known and may be cited as the "Large Carnivore Act".

  2.  As used in sections 578.600 to 578.624, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Circus", an incorporated, class C licensee that is licensed under Chapter I of Title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations that is temporarily in this state, and that offers skilled performances by live animals, clowns, and acrobats for public entertainment;

  (2)  "Department", the Missouri department of agriculture;

  (3)  "Division", the division of animal health of the Missouri department of agriculture;

  (4)  "Facility", an indoor or outdoor cage, pen, or similar enclosure where a large carnivore is kept;

  (5)  "Humane killing", the same meaning as such term is defined in section 578.005;

  (6)  "Large carnivore", either of the following:

  (a)  Any of the following large cats of the Felidae family that are nonnative to this state held in captivity:  tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard, clouded leopard, and cheetah, including a hybrid cross with such cat, but excluding any unlisted nonnative cat, or any common domestic or house cat; or

  (b)  A bear of a species that is nonnative to this state and held in captivity;

  (7)  "Livestock", the same meaning as such term is defined in section 267.565;

  (8)  "Permit", a permit issued under section 578.602;

  (9)  "Qualified veterinarian", a person licensed to practice veterinary medicine under chapter 340.

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(L. 2010 S.B. 795)


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