Primary Citation: West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597c Country of Origin: United StatesLast Checked: January, 2021Alternate Citation: CA PENAL § 597cDate Adopted: 2006Historical:
Whoever owns, possesses, keeps, or trains any bird or animal, with the intent that such animal shall be engaged in an exhibition of fighting, or is present at such exhibition, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Any person who is knowingly present as a spectator at any place, building, or tenement for an exhibition of animal fighting, or who is knowingly present at that exhibition or is knowingly present where preparations are being made for the acts described in subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 597b, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed six months, or by a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both that imprisonment and fine.
(Added by Stats.2006, c. 430 (S.B.1349), § 4. Amended by Stats.2012, c. 133 (S.B.1145), § 2.)