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Statute Name Citation Summary
AK - Elephants - Article 1. Buffalo, Musk Oxen, Elk, and Elephants   AK ST 16.40.010 - 060   This section of Alaska laws concerns the disposition of surplus buffalo and musk oxen as well as the requirements for obtaining a permit for elephants. An elephant permit may be issued only to a person who intends to exhibit the animal commercially; possesses facilities to maintain the animal under positive control and humane conditions; and maintains personal injury and property damage insurance in an amount established by the commissioner.  
CA - Elephant Abuse - 596.5. Elephants; abusive behavior by owner or manager; misdemeanor   CA PENAL 596.5   This statute makes it a misdemeanor for an owner or manager of an elephant to engage in abuse and specifies certain behaviors that qualify as abuse.  
LA - Zoo - Sport killing of zoo or circus animals prohibited   LA HB 1621 (Section 1. R.S.14:102.19)   This Louisiana statute is aimed at eliminating the practice of selling retired zoo or circus animals to "canned hunt" facilities.  It makes both the killing of a former zoo or circus animal for sport a crime as well as the sale or donation of such animal to any sport hunting entity.  Violation of the act incurs a potential $500 fine and/or six months imprisonment.  
US - Elephant - African Elephant Conservation Act   16 USC 4201 - 4246  

A U.S. federal law that reaffirms the endangered status of African elephants and allocates money toward conservation efforts.

 
US - Elephant - Asian Elephant Conservation Act   16 USC 4261 - 4266  

A U.S. federal law that reaffirms the endangered status of Asian elephants and allocates money toward conservation efforts.

 

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