|VT - Exotic pet, wildlife - § 4709. Importation, stocking wild animals||10 V.S.A. § 4709||VT ST T. 10 § 4709||
This Vermont law provides that a person may not bring into the state or possess any live wild bird or animal of any kind, unless the person obtains from the commissioner a permit to do so. Applicants shall pay a permit fee of $100.00.
|VT - Endangered Species - Chapter 123. Protection of Endangered Species||10 V.S.A. § 5401 - 10||VT ST T 10 § 5401 - 10||
These Vermont statutes set out the state's endangered species provisions, including the related definitions, rules for listing species, and regulations for establishing the committees. Violation of the provisions against taking incur criminal enforcement and restitution. Interestingly, there is a provision that provides for the location of listed endangered species to be kept confidential.
|VT - Cruelty - Consolidated Cruelty Statutes||13 V.S.A. § 351 - 400; 20 V.S.A. § 2365b; 24 V.S.A. § 1943||VT ST T. 13 § 351 - 400; VT ST T. 20 § 2365b; VT ST T. 24 § 1943||
This Vermont statutory section contains the amended anti-cruelty and animal fighting laws. Animal cruelty, as defined by § 352, occurs when a person overworks, overloads, tortures, torments, abandons, administers poison to, cruelly beats or mutilates an animal, or deprives an animal which a person owns or possesses of adequate food, water, shelter, rest , sanitation, or necessary medical attention. It is also animal cruelty if one owns, possesses, keeps or trains an animal engaged in an exhibition of fighting. The section excludes scientific research activities, hunting, farming, and veterinary activities among others.