Agriculture & Markets - Animals - Live animals as prizes prohibited

Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 358-a. Live animals as prizes prohibited. 1. For the purposes of
this section "livestock" shall mean any domesticated sheep, goat, horse,
cattle or swine.

2. No person shall give or offer to give away as a prize, or exchange
or offer to exchange for nominal consideration, any live animal other
than purebred livestock or fish in any game, drawing, contest,
sweepstakes or other promotion, except when any live animal is given
away by individuals or organizations operating in conjunction with a
cooperative extension education program or agricultural vocational
program sanctioned by the state education department.

3. The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations which
provide guidelines, conditions and requirements when any live animal is
given away under the exceptions provided for in subdivision two of this

4. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be
subject to civil penalty of not more than two hundred fifty dollars or
in lieu thereof shall be guilty of a violation punishable solely by a
fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars.