6244.2400 Definitions

Published: 2015

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6244.2400 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


For the purpose of parts 6244.2100 to 6244.3300, the terms defined in this part have the meaning given in this part:

Subp. 2.


"Captive" means all forms of human control including but not limited to confinement within physical barriers, limitation of movement through the use of any manner of attachment physically affixed to any wildlife, or limitation of movement of wildlife by restraining in some manner the parent or offspring.

Subp. 3.


"Commissioner" is the commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, state of Minnesota, acting directly or through authorized agents.

Subp. 4.

Pet shop.

"Pet shop" means any commercial business venture, including a game farm, where animals are displayed only for the purpose of the sale of the animals so displayed.

Subp. 5.

Public exhibition in connection with any commercial enterprise.

"Public exhibition in connection with any commercial enterprise" means any exhibition or display from which monetary gain is procured either directly or indirectly, including but not limited to any display or exhibition, the viewing of which is offered for a fee to the public, any display or exhibition which tends to attract customers to any business operated by the owner of such display or exhibition, or any business operated by a client or relative of the owner of such display or exhibition, or any live display used for advertising purposes.

Subp. 6.

Traveling zoo or circus.

"Traveling zoo or circus" means any display or exhibit of wildlife alone or in combination with domestic animals which does not remain in any one county for more than one month at a time, nor make consecutive engagements at the same location.

Subp. 7.


"Wildlife" means any wild mammal, wild bird, reptile, or amphibian.