(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase any animal from the Los Angeles City Zoo for any Inhumane Purpose.
(b) For purposes of this section, an “Inhumane Purpose” shall mean any purpose other than:
display, breeding or genetic reservoir purposes when the purchaser is another established zoo, or breeding purposes when the purchaser is an approved member of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (“AAZPA”) or a legitimate breeder previously recognized in writing as such by the Director of the Los Angeles City Zoo, or resale to any such zoo, breeder or AAZPA approved member for the purposes set forth herein when the purchaser is broker or dealer of animals previously recognized in writing as such by the Director of the Zoo.
(c) Each purchaser of animals from the Los Angeles City Zoo shall state in writing, as part of his or her offer to purchase, the purpose or purposes for which each animal is being purchased and the actual user or recipient of the animal. Each purchaser shall also certify in writing that the animal is not being purchased for any Inhumane Purpose, as defined in this section.
(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to animals commonly considered to be domesticated, such as farm animals, or to other animals recognized as such or utilized as food for other zoo animals in accordance with the standards and practices prevailing at established zoos.
(e) For purposes of this section, “genetic reservoir” shall mean a program of animal retention to preserve the availability of genetic breeding lines.