60/0.01 . Short title
60/1 . Ownership of domesticated wild animals and birds
60/2 . Agricultural pursuit; breeding, raising, etc.
60/3 . Prior laws as affected
§ 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Domesticated Wild Animals Act.
Laws 1877, p. 6, § 0.01, added by P.A. 86-1324, § 76, eff. Sept. 6, 1990.
Title of Act:
An Act in relation to the breeding and raising of certain animals and birds ferae naturae, in captivity, and to the products thereof. Approved April 10, 1877. Laws 1877, p. 6, eff. July 1, 1877. Title amended by Laws 1949, p. 27, § 2, eff. July 30, 1949.
§ 1. All birds and animals ferae naturae or naturally wild, including fur bearing animals not native to this State, when raised or in domestication, or kept in enclosures and reduced to possession, are hereby declared to be objects of ownership and absolute title, the same as cattle and other property, and shall receive the same protection of law, and in the same way and to the same extent shall be the subject of trespass or theft, as other personal property.
Laws 1877, p. 6, § 1, eff. July 1, 1877. Amended by Laws 1949, p. 27, § 1, eff. July 30, 1949; Laws 1961, p. 2059, § 1, eff. July 28, 1961.
§ 2. When fox, rabbit, mink, chinchilla, marten, fisher, muskrat, karakul and other fur bearing animals are raised in captivity for breeding or other useful purposes (a) such animals shall be deemed domestic animals; (b) such animals and the products thereof shall be deemed agricultural products; and (c) the breeding, raising, producing or marketing of such animals or their products by the producer thereof shall be deemed an agricultural pursuit.
Laws 1877, p. 6, § 2, added by Laws 1949, p. 27, § 1, eff. July 30, 1949.
§ 3. The provisions of this Act shall not be held or construed to repeal or modify the provisions of the “Wildlife Code of Illinois” [FN1] applicable to the breeding, raising, producing or marketing of any such birds or animals so raised in captivity. Nor shall the provisions of this Act be construed to restrict or limit the powers with reference to zoning granted by statute to cities, villages or incorporated towns either as to territory within or territory contiguous to but outside of the limits of such cities, villages or incorporated towns or to restrict or limit the powers with reference to zoning granted by statute to counties.
Laws 1877, p. 6, § 3, added by Laws 1949, p. 27, § 1, eff. July 30, 1949. Amended by P.A. 81-358, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1980.