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Great Apes and the Law: A complete resource for the legal status of the Great Apes within the United States
Michigan State University College of Law

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Kansas Great Ape Laws

Statute Name Citation Summary
KS - Cruelty - Consolidated Cruelty and Animal Fighting Laws   KS ST 21-6411 - 6418 (formerly KS ST 21-4310 - 4319); KS ST 21-5504 (formerly KS ST 21-3505)   The Kansas anti-cruelty statutes define cruelty to animals as knowingly killing, injuring, maiming, torturing, burning or mutilating any animal. Also included as cruelty are abandoning any animal, failing to provide food, horse-tripping, and poisoning any domestic animal, unlawful disposition of animals, dog and cock-fighting. Cruelty to animals may be a misdemeanor or a felony. Exceptions are made for such things as veterinary practices, research experiments, rodeo and farming practices, euthanasia, and pest control. It is also illegal to allow a dangerous animal to run at large or to engage in sodomy with an animal.  
KS - Pet Sales - Chapter 47. Livestock and Domestic Animals.   KS ST 47-1701 - 1737   The following statutes comprise Kansas' Pet Animal Act. The Act outlines the requirements for pet shop operator licensing and animal dealers.  

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