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West's Wisconsin Statutes Annotated. Public Lands, Waters and Natural Resources (Ch. 23 to 33). Chapter 29. Wild Animals and Plants. Subchapter IX. Miscellaneous Provisions. 29.627. Domestic fur-bearing animal farms

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Citation: W. S. A. 29.627

Citation: WI ST 29.627

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 10/2013

Summary:   This Wisconsin law states that fur farming constitutes an "agricultural pursuit." Any such animals raised in captivity are domestic animals for purposes of ownership, possession, and taxation.

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The breeding, raising and producing in captivity, and the marketing, by the producer, of foxes, fitch, nutria, marten, fisher, mink, chinchilla, rabbit or caracul, as live animals, or as animal pelts or carcasses shall be considered an agricultural pursuit, and all such animals so raised in captivity shall be considered domestic animals, subject to all the laws of the state with reference to possession, ownership and taxation as are at any time applicable to domestic animals. All persons engaged in the foregoing activities are farmers and engaged in farming for all statutory purposes.

<<For credits, see Historical Note field.>>


2004 Main Volume


L.1937, c. 428.

St.1937, § 29.579.

L.1945, c. 563.

L.1953, c. 212.

St.1995, § 29.579.

1997 Act 248, § 630, eff. Jan. 1, 1999.

St. 1999, § 29.873.

2001 Act 56, § 86, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.

2001 Act 56 renumbered § 29.873 as this section.

1997 Act 248 renumbered and amended § 29.579 as this section.


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