Full Statute Name:  West's Wisconsin Statutes Annotated. Crimes (Ch. 938 to 951). Chapter 951. Crimes Against Animals. 951.09. Shooting at caged or staked animals

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Primary Citation:  W.S.A. 951.09 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  WI ST 951.09 Date Adopted:  1971
Summary:

This Wisconsin statute prohibits the killing or aiding in killing or wounding by use of deadly weapon of any animal that is tied, staked out, caged or otherwise intentionally confined in a man-made enclosure, regardless of size.  However, nothing in this section prohibits the shooting of any wild game in its wild state.

Statute Text: 

 

(1) No person may shoot, kill, or wound with a firearm, or with any deadly weapon, any animal that is tied, staked out, caged or otherwise intentionally confined in an artificial enclosure, regardless of size.

(2)(a) Whoever is concerned in the commission of a violation of this section is a principal and may be charged with and convicted of the violation although he or she did not directly commit it and although the person who directly committed it has not been convicted of the violation.

(b) A person is concerned in the commission of a violation of this section under par. (a) if the person does any of the following:

1. Instigates, promotes, aids, or abets the violation as a principal, agent, employee, participant, or spectator.

2. Participates in any earnings from the commission of the violation.

3. Intentionally maintains or allows any place to be used for the commission of the violation.

(3) This section does not apply to any of the following animals:

(b) A captive wild bird that is shot, killed, or wounded on a bird hunting preserve licensed under s. 169.19.

(c) Farm-raised deer, as defined in s. 95.001(1)(ag).

(d) Animals that are treated in accordance with normally acceptable husbandry practices.

Source:
L.1971, c. 114, § 2.
St.1971, § 947.10.
L.1973, c. 314, § 6, eff. June 29, 1974.
St.1985, § 948.09.
1987 Act 332, § 54, eff. July 1, 1989.
1999 Act 185, § 193(1), eff. Sept. 1, 2000.
2001 Act 56, §§ 234 to 236, eff. Jan. 1, 2003.
 
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