Full Statute Name:  West's New Mexico Statutes Annotated. Chapter 77. Animals and Livestock. Article 18. General Animal Regulations. § 77-18-6. Feral hogs; prohibition; penalty

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Primary Citation:  NMSA 1978, § 77-18-6 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2019 Alternate Citation:  NM ST § 77-18-6 Date Adopted:  2009 Historical: 
Summary: This New Mexico law prohibits the importation, transportation, holding for breeding, releasing, or selling of a sell a live feral hog or the operation of a commercial feral hog hunting enterprise. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for a definite term of less than one year or both.

A. The purpose of this section is to ensure the public health, safety and welfare and to prevent the introduction or spread of disease to New Mexico's livestock and wildlife.

B. No person shall import into the state, transport within the state, hold for breeding, release or sell a live feral hog or operate a commercial feral hog hunting enterprise.

C. Any person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for a definite term of less than one year or both.

D. As used in this section, “feral hog” means a pig that exists in an untamed state from domestication.

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Added by L. 2009, Ch. 257, § 1, eff. June 19, 2009; L. 2009, Ch. 264, § 1, eff. June 19, 2009.

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