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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 offenses are spelled out in each state's criminal code. In Washington, Chapter 9.08 RCW covers "Crimes relating to animals", and 16.52 RCW covers "prevention of ...


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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 Welfare Act. It is not guaranteed that your charging document will be accepted (for example, if your document lacks the required content). An alternative would be to ...


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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 questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform? Staff are not allowed to ...


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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 you are. If it doesn't work, the page above also mentions ways to file a complaint online or by mail. They also suggest contacting local animal control ...


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USA: 19 USC §1308 prohibits the import, export, or interstate sale of cat or dog fur: (1) In general It shall be unlawful for any person to— (A) import into, or export from, the United States any dog or cat fur product; or (B) introduce into interstate commerce, manufacture for introduction into interstate commerce, sell, trade, or ...


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From the picture, I believe those to be domestic geese rather than ducks. This is not needless pedantry; it is necessary pedantry because the Wildlife Act 1953 classifies geese as "Wildlife not protected" but ducks (relevant species) as "game". If they are game you need to abide by the relevant Fish and Game Council regulations (from a quick look it is legal ...


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In various states, you may shoot a dog attacking livestock or running at large (the latter possibly only in Indiana). In Ohio, ORC 955.28 allows shooting a dog that threatens (etc.) "livestock, poultry, other domestic animal, or other animal, that is the property of another person, except a cat or another dog". So in fact, dog against cat is specifically ...


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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 police department to throw sufficient investigative resources at it to crack the case without some reason to believe that it is part of something bigger. An ...


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Generally no (it does vary state by state in the US). The intruder took a risk when breaking in and therefore knew that there might be a threat to his life. A judge would generally side with you if the intruder broke into your house, and got attacked by the dog in the house he broke into. http://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/dog-bites/can-a-burglar-sue-me-if-...


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Astronauts are employees of the government and are thus barred from suing in lieu of receiving the government equivalent of worker's compensation. This wouldn't bar a suit against a third-party contractor who made a defective product, but I suspect that their contracts contain a waiver of liability for negligence or defective products given that this is ...


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The applicable law is here. Any animal that crosses its owner's property line in the slightest must be restrained. Chicago law also requires fences to be physical fences, not electronic ones. So you can report the situation to the police. This may or may not result in a fine for the owner: that's at the discretion of the city. From a legal perspective, ...


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Do I have the legal right to kill an animal preventing my exit when I burglarize another house? No. I'll respond on the basis of Michigan law. Other jurisdictions in the U.S. very likely have similar statutes in this regard. MCL 750.50b(2)(a) prohibits to knowingly and kill an animal without just cause. The act of committing burglary precludes the ...


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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 existing "license to take and possess as a pet", but you could try under trapping licenses. However, they warn that the Fur-bearing Propagation Permit does not ...


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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, commits any of the following offences... [F23] Every person who rides or drives furiously any horse or carriage, or drives furiously any cattle


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Probably not explicitly. In 2002 the BBC reported on travellers (gypsies) holding "Trotting" races on roads: http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/east/series1/trotting.shtml The Hertfordshire Police said "It is not an issue for us here in Hertfordshire. They have a right to use the road as much as anyone else." Note that the RSPCA was arguing for stopping the ...


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As BlueDogRanch said, animals are property; you can have an animal put down because you consider it dangerous, because (if it is livestock) you wish to sell the carcass, or because you are tired of it. Legally, the dog belongs to the person whose name is on the dog licence; that person's view is decisive. (If you are asking whether the family should have a ...


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The same principles as articulated in Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye also prohibit requiring a permit, since a permit implies the possibility of denying permission, and they cannot deny permission to practice your religion. See Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York, Inc. v. Village of Stratton, 536 U.S. 150. In general, the practice of religion ...


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In general, service animals must be permitted to accompany their handlers (the people that they assist) wherever those people are allowed, subject to reasonable exceptions. This document from the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT on "Service Animals and Assistance Animals for People with Disabilities in Housing and HUD-Funded Programs](https:/...


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You generally have freedom of contract so you can put whatever conditions you like on the sale. In practice, a court would probably consider such a term a collateral contract so that a breach would not invalidate the main contract. For your particular example, enforcement would be problematic: if they breach the term, what damage have you suffered?


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Things, especially but not only living things, have value beyond the price at which they can be bought and sold - always assuming they can be bought and sold. The value of a specific pet cat is not the cost of a generic kitten. The purpose of damages is to restore you, as far as money can, to the position you were in before the wrong-doers actions occurred....


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As @user6726 said, in New Zealand, in theory, anyone can bring a private prosecution. Criminal Procedure Act 2011, section 26 states: If a person who is proposing to commence a private prosecution seeks to file a charging document, the Registrar may— (a) accept the charging document for filing; or (b) refer the matter to a District Court Judge for a ...


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In the lower court ruling behind US v. Park, the court recites various interpretive truisms: The legal effect of an unambiguous written document must be decided by the trial court as a question of law. If, however, the instrument of conveyance is ambiguous, interpretation of the instrument is a matter of fact for the trier of fact. Benninger v. ...


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Things and processes can both be patented. 35 U.S.C. 101 Inventions patentable Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title. In the U.S. you can't patent ...


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The governing law would be primarily the Uniform Commercial Code's provisions relating to warranties in Article 2 related to "sale of goods" since a puppy is a "good" and you purchased the puppy in what would have been a contract of sale. Assuming that the breeder qualifies as a "merchant" under the Uniform Commercial Code, the sale includes a "warranty of ...


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Squirrels do not make good pets. If it is gray squirrel, you technically need a license to keep one, however, the airline might not check this. Therefore, you MIGHT be able to get it on the plane in a carrier. It is technically against a UK regulation (not a law) to even possess a gray squirrel. There is no telling how this might or might not be enforced. ...


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