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(A) No person shall possess, offer for sale, attempt to buy or own within the city any of the following animals of either thoroughbred or hybrid stock or pedigree;
(1) All wild cats of the family felidae;
(2) Polar bear;
(3) Red wolf;
(6) Caiman or crocodile of the order of crocodillia;
(7) Gray or timber wolf;
(8) Sea otter;
(9) Pacific ridley turtle;
(10) Atlantic green turtle;
(11) Mexican ridley turtle.
(B) No person shall buy, sell, or offer for sale or own a native or foreign species of subspecies of mammal, bird, amphibian, or reptile, or the dead body or parts thereof, which appears on the endangered species list designated by the United States Secretary of Interior and published in the Code of Federal Regulations pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1969 (Public Law 135, 91st Congress), as amended.
(C) No person shall import or cause to be imported into this city any part of the plumage, skin, or dead body of any species of hawk, owl, or eagle. This division shall not construed to forbid or restrict the importation or use of the plumage, skin, body or any part thereof legally collected for use by American Indians for ceremonial purposes or in the preservation of their tribal customs and heritage.
(D) This section shall not be construed to prevent the importation, possession, purchase, or sale of any species to any person or organization licensed to present a circus or carnival pursuant to this code.
(E) A humane officer, police officer or code enforcement agent may seize and impound any animal being offered for sale or owned in violation of this section.
(F) Failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall subject the owner of the protected animal to being issued an ordinance violation citation, subjecting the owner to a fine as set forth in § 91.99.
(Ord. 4-2005, passed 2-28-05) Penalty, see § 91.99