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Запрещено проведение медвежьих боев.
Section 13A-12-5 Unlawful bear exploitation; penalties.
(a) A person commits the offense of unlawful bear exploitation if he or she
knowingly does any one of the following:
(1) Promotes, engages in, or is employed at a bear wrestling match.
(2) Receives money for the admission of another person to a place kept for bear
(3) Sells, purchases, possesses, or trains a bear for bear wrestling.
(4) For purposes of exploitation, subjects a bear to surgical alteration in any
form, including, but not limited to, declawing, tooth removal, and severing
(b) Unlawful bear exploitation is a Class B felony and is punishable as provided
(c) Upon the arrest of any person for violating this section, the arresting
law enforcement officer, conservation officer, or animal control officer shall
have authority to seize and take custody of any bear in the possession of the
(d) Upon the conviction of any person for violating the provisions of this
section, any court of competent jurisdiction shall have authority to order
the forfeiture by the convicted person of any bear, the use of which was
the basis of the conviction. Any bears ordered forfeited under this section
shall be placed in the custody of a humane shelter, a society that
is incorporated for the prevention of cruelty to animals, or the state
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
(e) In addition to the fines, penalties, and forfeitures imposed under this
section, the court may require the defendant to make restitution to the state,
any of its political subdivisions, or a humane shelter or a society that is
incorporated for the prevention of cruelty to animals for housing, feeding,
or providing medical treatment to bears used for unlawful wrestling.
Acts 1996, No. 96-468, p. 581, § 1.