Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 597c. Animal fighting exhibitions; spectators; penalty

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Primary Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597c Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  September, 2023 Alternate Citation:  CA PENAL § 597c Date Adopted:  2006 Historical: 
Summary: 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.)

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