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   (a)   In this section, ROOSTER means the male of the domestic fowl.
   (b)   A person commits an offense if he owns a live rooster on any premises within the city.
   (c)   It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (b) that the rooster is:
      (1)   kept on premises upon which animal production is permitted under Section 51A-4.201 of the Dallas Development Code;
      (2)   being exhibited at the State Fair of Texas or at a special event conducted with written permission of the city;
      (3)   owned by a governmental entity or participating in a health, research, educational, or similar program conducted by a governmental entity;
      (4)   owned by a medical, educational, or research institution operating in compliance with all city ordinances and state and federal laws; or
      (5)   being held for slaughter in a slaughterhouse or meat packing plant operating in compliance with all city ordinances and state and federal laws.
   (d)   A person who owns a live rooster commits an offense if he:
      (1)   fails to confine the rooster at all times within an enclosure that is of sufficient height and strength to retain the rooster;
      (2)   confines the rooster in an enclosure that is wholly or partially located less than 20 feet from any adjacent property line;
      (3)   maintains the enclosure in which the rooster is confined in a manner that creates offensive odors, fly breeding, or any other nuisance or condition that is injurious to the public health, safety, or welfare; or
      (4)   allows the rooster to violate the noise restrictions of Section 7-7.4 of this chapter.
   (e)   For the purpose of calculating the distance requirement of Subsection (d)(2) of this section, the width of alleys, street rights-of-way, and other public rights-of-way will be used. The distance between a rooster enclosure and an adjacent property line must be measured in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the nearest exterior wall of the enclosure to the nearest property line. (Ord. 26024)