Full Statute Name:  South Dakota Codified Laws. Title 40. Animals and Livestock. Chapter 40-35. Domesticated Fur-Bearing Animals.

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Primary Citation:  S D C L § 40-35-1 to 6 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2024 Alternate Citation:  SD ST § 40-35-1 to 6 Historical: 
Summary: These South Dakota statutes pertain to domesticated fur-bearing animals. These animals are subject to private ownership, and documentation is required to possess live fur-bearing animals. Products made from domestic furbearers are considered to be agricultural products and breeding such animals, or marketing the products, is an agricultural pursuit subject to the Department of Agriculture.

40-35-1 . Definition--Documentation required for possession

40-35-2 . Private ownership of domesticated animals

40-35-3 . Breeding of domesticated animals classified as agricultural pursuit--Functions vested in secretary of agriculture

40-35-4 to 40-35-6 . Repealed by SL 1980, ch 281, §§ 1 to 3



40-35-1. Definition--Documentation required for possession

Domesticated fur-bearing animals are fur-bearing animals pen bred for more than two generations or all fur-bearing animals purchased from a breeder outside the state and brought into the state. All other fur-bearing animals are wild fur-bearing animals. Documentation is required for the possession of live fur-bearing animals as defined in subdivision 41-1-1(11).


Source: SDC 1939, § 25.0806; SL 1983, ch 293, § 1.


40-35-2. Private ownership of domesticated animals

Domesticated fur-bearing animals are the subject of private ownership, the title to the same being in the person breeding or purchasing the same.


Source: SDC 1939, § 25.0806.


40-35-3. Breeding of domesticated animals classified as agricultural pursuit--Functions vested in secretary of agriculture

For the purposes of all classification and administration of the statutes of the State of South Dakota, executive orders, administrative orders, and regulations pertaining to domestic fox, rabbit, mink, chinchilla, karakul, and all other fur-bearing animals raised in captivity for breeding or other useful purposes:

(1) Such animals and the products thereof are agricultural products; and

(2) The breeding, raising, producing, or marketing of such animals or their products by the producer is considered an agricultural pursuit.

All the functions of the Department of Game, Fish and Parks which affect the breeding, raising, producing, marketing, or any other phase of the production or distribution, of domestically raised fur-bearing animals, or products thereof, are hereby transferred to and vested in the secretary of agriculture and natural resources.

Source: SL 1957, ch 114; SDC Supp 1960, § 4.0126; SL 1983, ch 293, § 2; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 14, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.


40-35-4 to 40-35-6. Repealed by SL 1980, ch 281, §§ 1 to 3



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