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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

I believe you are correct. It doesn't seem illegal for a private individual to use a bee pesticide (following label instructions) to remove a beehive from property that you own. There are federal laws ...
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Someone gave me an elephant. Isn’t this illegal?

No one can give you an elephant without your consent. If you don't consent, then it doesn't matter what provisos they spoke to you. They didn't give you an elephant at all. They abandoned an elephant ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

germany In Germany, the described situation could lead to a fine up to € 2000. As the rider of a horse, you are subject to the existing traffic rules and regulations for all vehicle traffic (§28(2) ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

169A.20 MN Stat. states that It is a crime for any person to drive, operate, or be in physical control of any motor vehicle, as defined in section 169A.03, subdivision 15, within this state or on any ...
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Can an animal file a lawsuit on its own behalf?

Since wolves physically cannot construct and legal petitions pro se, they can't sue in courts on their own. However, the same is true of various humans. The real legal question is whether a wolf (or ...
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Can a law enforcement officer temporarily 'grant' his authority to another?

Short Answer This is governed by state law (for state law enforcement officers granting this authority) or federal law (in the case of authority granted by a federal law enforcement officer), so the ...
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Someone gave me an elephant. Isn’t this illegal?

Under 16 USC 1638(a)(1) and given that all species of elephant are on the endangered species list, it is prohibited to (D) possess, sell, deliver, carry, transport, or ship, by any means whatsoever, ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

australia It’s legal to ride a drunk horse: Drink riding? It’s possible to be convicted of ‘horse riding under the influence of alcohol’ or ‘horse riding under the influence of drugs’. Strangely, ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

oregon For a horse on the road, Oregon law says: (emphasis added) Every person riding an animal upon a roadway and every person driving or leading any animal is subject to the provisions of the ...
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Someone gave me an elephant. Isn’t this illegal?

england-and-wales It's not illegal in England to own or sell an elephant but you'll need to apply for a licence from your local council to keep it, as elephants are listed on the schedule of wild ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

The UK's Highway Code states in relation to using horses and horse drawn vehicles: Rule 52 Before you take a horse or horse drawn vehicle on to the road, you should ensure all tack fits well and is ...
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Can an animal commit copyright infringement?

Can an animal commit copyright infringement? Suppose Bob has a parrot who has learned a song from listening to the radio. If the parrot presses a button on Bob's computer to start a Livestream (or ...
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How can I report an animal breeder who sold me mistreated animals?

The North Carolina Department of Justice runs an animal welfare hotline at 1-855-290-6915. The link implies that this is a toll-free number within North Carolina only, so it may not work from where ...
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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

I had a neighbor who was a licensed exterminator. We had bees move into our eaves and was talking to him about choices. He said a licensed exterminator isn't allowed to kill them but has to move them. ...
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Can a law enforcement officer temporarily 'grant' his authority to another?

This is governed by state law. For example, regulations in the state of Washington allow veterinarians to euthanize wildlife under certain circumstances, and in a separate regulation, Only a law ...
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What defines animal cruelty?

In general, the law is not based on the species, it is based on the use of the animal. This gives rise to the difference between food rabbits and pet rabbits, and so on. The definition or applicable ...
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Dog bite (i.e. charge of owning an aggressive animal)

The answer does ultimately reduce to the specifics of local law, which could be state, county or city. Ordinarily, the person who acted negligently would bear some element of responsibility for his ...
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Can the people who let their animals roam on the road be punished?

United Kingdom In UK there are many areas where 'owned' grazing animals roam freely: the New Forest, moorland, mountain roads etc. If you hit one, it's not the fault of the person who owns it, ...
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Is criminal prosecution up to the police/state or can an individual push it?

Private prosecution is allowed in New Zealand, so one possibility would be to conduct the prosecution yourself. You could either do that as a case of destruction of property, or under the Animal ...
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Is it illegal for a business to ask for proof that an animal is a service animal?

No, you cannot ask for proof/documentation. According to the U.S. Department of Justice: In situations where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific ...
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Is it illegal to kill honeybees in Oregon or in the USA?

Certified applicator here. You can use pesticides labeled for killing bees. But that's all. It is illegal to use pesticides contrary to their labeling. Stop stop stop. Before you arch your back, go ...
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What right of self defence do you have against a police dog?

england-and-wales The law on this point in England and Wales has recently changed. The main statute here is section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, amended in 2019 to add an exception relevant to ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

Note there is a wide difference between "riding a drunk horse" and "riding a horse, drunk," whether the rider or the horse is intoxicated. Public intoxication and operating a ...
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Dog was attacked, owner gave false info. What to do?

If the victim is unable to prove who the culprit was, then it will be impossible to prosecute that person criminally or sue them for civil damages. Incidents like these are rarely enough to cause a ...
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Is it against any Texas wildlife regulations to keep a possum as a pet?

There sort of is a law, this one. It does not absolutely forbid owning a possum, but it is required that you have a license to take or keep a wild fur-bearing animal including a possum. There is no ...
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UK: Legality of horse racing on the highway

Racing would likely be commiting an offence under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847, Section 28 Every person who in any street, to the obstruction, annoyance, or danger of the residents or passengers, ...
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Who is responsible for the bull's damage?

Rob is responsible. No Bull! Around the world, the law of wandering cattle depends on the details. New Zealand is no different. This case is covered by s 26 of the Impounding Act of 1955, Damages for ...
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Liability for pushing trespassing stock out on the street?

It depends on whether "person" means "owner" If Bob is liable, it's not under the Impounding Act of 1955. In that Act, the occupier of land is allowed, but not required to impound ...
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