DAKOTA CENTURY CODE
TITLE 36. LIVESTOCK
CHAPTER 36-21.1. HUMANE TREATMENT
36-21.1-02 Overworking or mistreating animals.
No person may overdrive, overload, torture, cruelly beat, neglect, or unjustifiably
injure, maim, mutilate, or kill any animal, or cruelly work any animal when unfit
2. No person may deprive any animal over which he has charge
or control of necessary food, water, or shelter.
3. No person may keep any
animal in any enclosure without exercise and wholesome change of air.
No person may abandon any animal.
5. No person may allow any maimed, sick,
infirm, or disabled animal of which he is the owner, or of which he has custody,
to lie in any street, road, or other public place for more than three hours after
6. No person may willfully instigate, or in any way further, any
act of cruelty to any animal or animals, or any act tending to produce such cruelty.
No person may cage any animal for public display purposes unless the display cage
is constructed of solid material on three sides to protect the caged animal from
the elements, and unless the horizontal dimension of each side of the cage is
at least four times the length of the caged animal. The provisions of this subsection
do not apply to the North Dakota state fair association, to agricultural fair
associations, to any agricultural display of caged animals by any political subdivision,
or to district, regional, or national educational livestock or poultry exhibitions.
Zoos which have been approved by the health district or the governing body of
the political subdivision which has jurisdiction over the zoos are exempt from
the provisions of this subsection.
8. Repealed by S.L. 1975, ch. 106, s 397.
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