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FL - Endangered Species - Chapter 379. Fish and Wildlife Conservation.


This statute prohibits the intentional killing or wounding of any animal, or the eggs or nest of any animal, listed as threatened, endangered, or of special concern, making it a Level Four violation under s. 379.401. The bald eagle has been designated under this provision.

FL - Equine Activity Liability Statute- Chapter 773. Equine Activities.


This Florida statute provides that an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or any other person shall not be liable for an injury to or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Liability will not be limited by statute, however, where the equine professional or sponsor knew the tack or equipment was faulty, failed to make reasonable and prudent efforts to determine the ability of the participant to engage safely in the equine activity, owns or is otherwise in lawful possession of the land or facilities where the injury is attributable to a known dangerous latent condition, commits an act or omission that constitutes willful or wanton disregard for the safety of the participant, or intentionally injures the participant.  Posting of warning signs alerting participants to the limitation of liability by law is also required.

FL - Exhibition - Deformed Animals - Chapter 877. Miscellaneous Crimes.


This law makes it illegal to exhibit any deformed, mutilated or disfigured animal for compensation.

FL - Exotic Pets - 68-5.004. Amnesty for Persons Relinquishing Non-native Pets.


This rule provides amnesty to non-native pet owners who voluntarily relinquish their illegal animals to state or county wildlife agencies or during Commission-sponsored amnesty events.

FL - Exotic Pets - Chapter 68A-6. Wildlife as Personal Pets


Under these Florida administrative provisions, three separate classes of captive wildlife were created. Class I, the most regulated class, includes large primates, big cats, bears, elephants, and large reptiles among others. The regulations state that Class I wildlife shall not be possessed for personal use (unless obtained before August 1, 1980 and permitted). The permit requirements to keep listed wildlife in captivity are outlined in §68A-6.0022.

FL - Exotic Pets - Fish and Wildlife Code: Possession, Maintenance, and Use of Captive Wild and Exotic Animals


This chapter of the Fish and Wildlife Code identifies three categories of captive wild animals (Class I, Class II, and Class III) and includes permit requirements for the possession of listed animals and sets minimum standards for the maintenance and transportation of the same.

FL - Facility dog - § 92.55. Judicial victim or witness under the age of 18 This statute allows any party at a judicial proceeding to protect a victim or witness under the age of 18 from severe emotional or mental harm due to the presence of the defendant. With respect to facility dogs, the law states that the court may set any other conditions it finds just and appropriate, including the use of a service or therapy animal that has been evaluated and registered according to national standards, in any proceeding involving a sexual offense. When deciding whether to permit a child victim or witness or sexual offense victim or witness to testify with the assistance of a registered service or therapy animal, the court must consider the following factors: (1) the age of the child victim or witness; (2) the age of the sexual offense victim or witness at the time the sexual offense occurred; (3) the interests of the child victim or witness or sexual offense victim or witness; (4) the rights of the parties to the litigation; and (5) any other relevant factor that would facilitate the testimony by the child victim or witness or sexual offense victim or witness.
FL - Fish and Wildlife Conservation - Part V. Law Enforcement


This set of laws describes the scope and methods of enforcement of the state's fish and wildlife laws.

FL - Fur - Sale of garments or items of clothing containing dog or cat fur prohibited; sale of pelt of any dog or cat prohibited


Makes it illegal for a person to knowingly sell or offer to sell a garment which contains dog or cat fur, or a dog or cat pelt.  Defines the first violation of this provision as a misdemeanor of the first degree, and any subsequent violations as felonies of the third degree.  Allows any law enforcement agency or humane officer to enforce this provision and to seek a civil penalty up to $5,000 for each violation.

FL - Horse Slaughter - 500.451. Horse meat; offenses


This Florida makes it unlawful for any person to sell in the markets of this state horse meat for human consumption unless the horse meat is clearly stamped, marked, and described as horse meat for human consumption or to knowingly transport, distribute, sell, purchase, or possess horse meat for human consumption that is not clearly stamped, marked, and described as horse meat for human consumption or horse meat that is not acquired from a licensed slaughterhouse.

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