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|WA - Gold Bar - § Sec. 6.02.019 Foster care or rescue or placement.||§ 6.02.019||This municipal code provides the provisions for foster care or rescue placement program for dogs and cats. The code requires the shelter to maintain records. The code also limits the length of fostering and the number of dogs and cats that an individual may foster at one time.||Local Ordinance|
|WA - Health - Chapter 16.36. Animal Health||West's RCWA 16.36.005 - 160||WA ST 16.36.005 - 160||These laws set forth the laws for importation and health requirements of certain imported animals. It also allows the director to establish inspection procedures for the transportation of animals. A section provides that it is unlawful for a person to bring an animal into Washington state without first securing a certificate of veterinary inspection, reviewed by the state veterinarian of the state of origin, verifying that the animal meets the Washington state animal health||Statute|
|WA - Health, Animal - Chapter 246-203. General Sanitation||Wash. Admin. Code 246-203-010, 121, 130, 180, 200||WAC 246-203-010, 121, 130, 180, 200||
This compilation of regulations includes the Washington Department of Health's sanitation rules involving the possession, maintenance, and disposal of animals.
|WA - Health, Animal Penalties -Title 16. Agriculture, Department of. Chapter 16-90. Penalty Schedule||WA ADC 16-90-005 - 030||WAC 16-90-005 - 030||
This set of regulations provides the Department of Agriculture's penalties for violations of Washington's animal health laws.
|WA - Humane Slaughter - Chapter 16.50. Humane Slaughter of Livestock.||West's RCWA 16.50.100 - 900||WA ST 16.50.100 - 900||The Washington humane slaughter laws begin with a statement that it is declared to be the policy of the state of Washington to require that the slaughter of all livestock, and the handling of livestock in connection with slaughter, shall be carried out only by humane methods. Humane methods are defined are those methods whereby the animal is rendered insensible to pain by mechanical, electrical, chemical or other means that is rapid and effective, before being shackled, hoisted, thrown, cast or cut; or methods in accordance with the ritual requirements of any religious faith whereby the animal suffers loss of consciousness by anemia of the brain. "Livestock" is limited under the statute to cattle, calves, sheep, swine, horses, mules and goats. Note that the director may, by administrative order, exempt a person from compliance with this chapter for a period of not to exceed six months if he finds that an earlier compliance would cause such person undue hardship. Violation of the act constitutes a misdemeanor and is subject to a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars or confinement in the county jail for not more than ninety days.||Statute|
|WA - Hunting - 77.15.210. Obstructing the taking of fish, shellfish, or wildlife--Penalty||West's RCWA 77.15.210 - 220||WA ST 77.15.210 -220||This set of laws represents Washington's hunter harassment provisions. Under the section, a person is guilty of obstructing the taking of fish, shellfish, or wildlife if the person harasses, drives, or disturbs fish, shellfish, or wildlife with the intent of disrupting lawful pursuit or taking, or if the person harasses, intimidates, or interferes with an individual engaged in the lawful taking. Violation is a gross misdemeanor.||Statute|
|WA - Importation - Chapter 16-54. Animal Importation||Wash. Admin. Code 16-54-010 - 180||WAC 16-54-010 to 180||
This set of regulations is the Washington Department of Agriculture's import requirements for various types of domestic, companion, wild, and exotic animals.
|WA - Importation - Chapter 16-54. Animal Importation||WASH. ADMIN. CODE §16-54-030||WAC 16-54-030||
Washington requires health certificates for the importation of most animals into the state.
|WA - Initiative - Initiative 1401, Trafficking of animal species threatened with extinction||Initiative 1401 (2015)||Initiative 1401 would amend several sections of the Washington code (RCW 77.15.085, 77.15.100, and 77.15.425; reenacting and amending RCW 77.08.010). This measure would prohibit sale, purchase, trading, or distribution of elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, lion, leopard, cheetah, pangolin, marine turtle, shark, or ray species listed as endangered or vulnerable in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list, including items made from listed species. Violations would be a gross misdemeanor or class-C felony. It would exempt certain distributions, including musical instruments and transfers for educational purposes. The measure passed by 71% voting "yes" for the initiative.||Statute|
|WA - Initiatives - Initiative Measure No. 1130 (AN ACT Relating to the prevention of farm animal cruelty)||Initiative Measure No. 1130 (2011)||This measure would prohibit confining egg-laying hens, as defined, in stacked cages or cages that prevent hens from turning around freely, lying down, standing up, or fully extending their wings. It would also prohibit selling eggs produced by hens thus confined. Violations would be a gross misdemeanor. The measure would not apply to medical research, veterinary treatment, transportation, certain temporary confinements, exhibitions, or during humane slaughter. The measure would take effect on January 1, 2018. Due to changes in signature requirements announced by the Washington Secretary of State to avoid duplication or error, the initiative did not receive an adequate number of signatures to appear on the ballot.||Statute|