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      RS 14:102.29     


§102.29. Unlawful possession, transfer, or manufacture of animal fighting paraphernalia

            A. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess, purchase, sell, transfer, or manufacture animal fighting paraphernalia with the intent to engage in, promote, or facilitate animal fighting in violation of R.S. 14:102.1, 102.5, or 102.23, or any other provision of law.

            B. For purposes of this Section, "animal fighting paraphernalia" means equipment, products, implements, or materials of any kind that are used, intended for use, or designed for use in the training, preparation, conditioning, or furtherance of animal fighting, and includes but is not limited to the following:

            (1) Breaking sticks.

            (2) Cat mills.

            (3) Treadmills.

            (4) Fighting pits.

            (5) Spring poles.

            (6) Unprescribed veterinary medicine.

            (7) Veterinary treatment supplies.

            (8)(a) Spurs, gaffs, knives, leather training spur covers, slashers, heels, or any other sharp implement designed to be attached in place of the natural spur of a cock or game fowl.

            (b) This Paragraph shall not be construed to prohibit the possessing, buying, selling, or trading of any spurs, gaffs, knives, leather training spur covers, or any other items normally used in cockfighting that are at least five years old and have historical value.

            C. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the training of animals or the use of equipment in the training of animals for any purpose not prohibited by law.

            D. Whoever violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

            Act 2021, No. 100, §1, eff. June 4, 2021.

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