|NM - Endangered Species - Chapter 17. Game and Fish and Outdoor Recreation.||N. M. S. A. 1978, § 17-2-37 to 17-2-46||NM ST § 17-2-37 to 17-2-46||
These statutes comprise the New Mexico Wildlife Conservation Act. Included in the provisions are definitions related to the statute, legislative policies, and regulations for listing or delisting species. Violation of the Act constitutes a misdemeanor and can incur a penalty from $50 - 1,000 depending on the categorization of the species taken.
|NM - Cruelty - Consolidated Cruelty Statutes||NMSA 1978, § 30-18-1 to 30-18-15||NM ST § 30-18-1 to 30-18-15||
This section comprises the New Mexico anti-animal cruelty provisions. As used in this section, "animal" does not include insects or reptiles. Cruelty to animals occurs when person negligently mistreats, injures, kills without lawful justification or torments an animal or abandons or fails to provide necessary sustenance to an animal under that person's custody or control. Extreme cruelty to animals, a fourth-degree felony, consists of a person intentionally or maliciously torturing, mutilating, injuring or poisoning an animal or maliciously killing an animal. Upon conviction, the court may order a person to participate in an animal cruelty prevention program or an animal cruelty education program, or to obtain psychological counseling for treatment of a mental health disorder.