|SC - Cruelty - Consolidated Cruelty Statutes||Code 1976 § 47-1-10 - 210; Code 1976 § 16-15-120||SC ST § 47-1-10 - 210; SC ST § 16-15-120||
This South Carolina subsection comprises the state's anti-cruelty laws. The term "animal" under this subchapter includes all living vertebrate creatures except homo sapiens (but see the exclusion section where fowl are specifically excluded). Animal cruelty occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally overloads, overdrives, overworks, ill-treats any animal, deprives any animal of necessary sustenance or shelter, inflicts unnecessary pain or suffering upon any animal, or by omission or commission knowingly or intentionally causes these things to be done. The statute also has a felony provision for the torture, tormenting, needless mutilation, cruel killing, or infliction of excessive or repeated unnecessary pain.
|SC - Endangered Species - Chapter 15. Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act||Code 1976 § 50-15-10 to 90||SC ST § 50-15-10 to 90||
These statutes comprise the "South Carolina Nongame and Endangered Species Conservation Act." Included in the provisions are definitions and criteria related to the listing of endangered species. Violation of the provisions constitutes misdemeanors of varying penalties as well as forfeiture of equipment used in the illegal takings.