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West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. 597c. Animal fighting exhibitions; spectators; penalty

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Citation: CA PENAL 597c

Citation: West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code 597c


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2012

Summary:   Whoever owns, possesses, keeps, or trains any bird or animal, with the intent that such animal shall be engaged in an exhibition of fighting, or is present at such exhibition, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


Statute in Full:

SEC. 2. Section 597c of the Penal Code is amended to read:

 

<< CA PENAL § 597c >>

 

597c. Any person who is knowingly present as a spectator at any place, building, or tenement for an exhibition of animal fighting, or who is knowingly present at that exhibition or is knowingly present where preparations are being made for the acts described in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 597b, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed six months, or by a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.

Former Text:

Any person who is knowingly present as a spectator at any place, building, or tenement for an exhibition of animal fighting, or who is knowingly present at that exhibition or is knowingly present where preparations are being made for the acts described in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 597b, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.2006, c. 430 (S.B.1349), § 4.)



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