Elephants or Ivory: Related Statutes

Statute by categorysort descending Citation Summary
AK - Elephants - Article 1. Buffalo, Musk Oxen, Elk, and Elephants AS § 16.40.010 - 060

This section of Alaska laws concerns the disposition of surplus buffalo and musk oxen as well as the requirements for obtaining a permit for elephants. An elephant permit may be issued only to a person who intends to exhibit the animal commercially; possesses facilities to maintain the animal under positive control and humane conditions; and maintains personal injury and property damage insurance in an amount established by the commissioner.

CA - Elephant Abuse - § 596.5. Elephants; abusive behavior by owner or manager; misdemeanor CA PENAL § 596.5

This statute makes it a misdemeanor for an owner or manager of an elephant to engage in abuse and specifies certain behaviors that qualify as abuse.

NJ - Endangered - Chapter 2A. Wildlife Generally NJ ST 23:2A-1 to 23:2A-1:15

These statutes comprise the New Jersey Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act.  The definitions used in the Act are described as well as the rules for listing species, the powers and duties of the supervising department, and the designation of funding.  Under the statute, violation of the Act incurs a civil penalty of $250-5,000. In 2014, provisions were added for the prohibition on import, sale, or purchase of ivory products.

US - Elephant - African Elephant Conservation Act 16 USC 4201 - 4246

A U.S. federal law that reaffirms the endangered status of African elephants and allocates money toward conservation efforts.

US - Elephant - Asian Elephant Conservation Act 16 USC 4261 - 4266

A U.S. federal law that reaffirms the endangered status of Asian elephants and allocates money toward conservation efforts.