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      RS 14:67.30     


§67.30. Theft of animals

            A. Except as provided in R.S. 3:2654, theft of animals is the misappropriation, killing, or taking of any animal which belongs to another, either without consent of the other to the misappropriation or taking, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations. An intent to deprive the other permanently of the animal or an intent to ransom it for the purpose of extorting money or favor is essential.

            B. Whoever commits the crime of theft of animals shall be imprisoned for not more than six months or fined not more than five hundred dollars or both. If the offender in such a case has been convicted of misdemeanor theft of an animal two or more times previously, upon any subsequent conviction he shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than two years or may be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both.

            C. For the purposes of this Section, "animal" means any nonhuman living creature except for livestock as defined in R.S. 14:67.1.

            Acts 2016, No. 585, §1.

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