Title 13: Crimes and Criminal Procedure
Chapter 8: Humane and Proper Treatment Of Animals
§ 364. Animal fights
- A person who participates in a fighting exhibition of animals shall be in violation of subdivisions 352(5) and (6) of this title.
- In addition to seizure of fighting birds or animals involved in a fighting exhibition, a law enforcement officer or humane officer may seize any equipment associated with that activity.
VACTF Notes: See also "Dogfighting Questions and Answers" on page 273 of Appendix IV, Fact Sheets and Articles, and Chapter 5, Special Cases, "Dog Fighting: Things to Be Aware of" for a listing of paraphernalia normally found at animal fighting events.)
- In addition to the imposition of a penalty under this chapter, conviction under this section shall result in forfeiture of all seized fighting animals and equipment. The animals may be destroyed humanely or otherwise disposed of as directed by the court. (Added 1989, No. 270, (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)