505.07  CRUELTY TO ANIMALS GENERALLY.
   (a)   No person shall:
      (1)   Cruelly, inhumanely, or unnecessarily beat, injure, abuse, overload, overwork, insufficiently shelter, feed, or water any animal;
      (2)   Fail to prevent odor, and/or eliminate insect and/or rodent infestation to any animal and/or its confines;
      (3)   Ride, drive, work, or cause to be ridden, driven, or worked, any animal, which by reason of any deformity, injury, disease or other cause, is incapable of being ridden, driven, or worked without suffering pain or great annoyance from such deformity, disease, injury, or other cause;
      (4)   Sell or give away less than six (6) fowl which are under two (2) months of age to any person under the age of eighteen years;
      (5)   Subdivision (a)(4) of this section shall not prohibit the display or sale of fowl by any dealer, hatchery, or store which has the proper facilities for the display and care of such fowl;
      (6)   Abuse any animal in any method or encourage, promote, or permit any animal to wrestle, fight, attack, or menace any person or animal.  Animals protecting persons or property from illegal or unauthorized entry, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, bronco riding, and similar events associated with horse shows and fair related events are exempt from this provision;
      (7)   Display any of the following: diving equine, wrestling bears, boxing kangaroos, or other similar novelty acts, or any other animal act where wild, exotic or non-domestic animals would come into contact with any person, other than the animal trainer, performer or handler.  This section is not intended to prohibit zoos and other educational institutions from safely incorporating living specimens into their program, and rodeos or circuses or fair related events from incorporating non-indigenous domestic animals, e.g. elephants, camels, horses, etc.  into animal novelty acts in which the public may ride and/or come in contact with these animals.
   (b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the 4th degree for a first offense, and a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree for each subsequent offense.
(Ord.  2001-4.  Passed 2-20-01.)