Full Statute Name:  West's Florida Statutes Annotated. Title XLVI. Crimes. Chapter 828. Animals: Cruelty, Sales; Animal Enterprise Protection. 828.1231. Sale of garments or items of clothing containing dog or cat fur prohibited; sale of pelt of any dog or cat prohibited; penalty.

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Primary Citation:  West's F. S. A. § 828.1231 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2014 Alternate Citation:  FL ST § 828.1231 Date Adopted:  2000
Summary:

Makes it illegal for a person to knowingly sell or offer to sell a garment which contains dog or cat fur, or a dog or cat pelt.  Defines the first violation of this provision as a misdemeanor of the first degree, and any subsequent violations as felonies of the third degree.  Allows any law enforcement agency or humane officer to enforce this provision and to seek a civil penalty up to $5,000 for each violation.

Statute Text: 

(1) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly sell or offer for sale, directly or indirectly, at wholesale or at retail, in this state any garment, or any item of clothing or apparel that is made, in whole or in part, from the fur of any dog or cat, or which contains or to which is attached any dog or cat fur.

(2) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly sell or offer for sale, directly or indirectly, at wholesale or at retail, or to give away, in this state the pelt of any dog or cat.

(3) Any person who violates the provisions of this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. Upon a second or subsequent conviction for a violation of this subsection, the offender commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

(4) Any law enforcement agency, or humane officer as defined in s. 828.03, may institute proceedings in the appropriate circuit court to enforce compliance with the provisions of this section. Any law enforcement agency, or humane officer as defined in s. 828.03, may seek a civil penalty of up to $5,000 for each violation.

CREDIT(S)

Added by Laws 2000, c. 2000-194, § 2, eff. June 5, 2000. Amended by Laws 2001, c. 2001-64, § 25, eff. July 3, 2001.


 

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