2012 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Or Welfare
Chapter 62 - Animals
Subchapter 2 - -- Farm Animal and Research Facilities
§ 5-62-202 - Definitions.


AR Code § 5-62-202 (2012) What's This?

As used in this subchapter:

(1) "Animal" means any warm or cold blooded animal used in food or fiber production, agriculture, research, testing, or education, including poultry, fish, and insects;

(2) "Animal facility" means any vehicle, building, structure, or premises, where an animal or animal records are kept, handled, housed, exhibited, bred, or offered for sale;

(3) "Consent" means assent in fact, whether express or apparent;

(4) "Deprive" means to:

(A) Withhold an animal or other property from the owner permanently or for so extended a period of time that a major portion of the value or enjoyment of the animal or property is lost to the owner;

(B) Restore an animal or other property only upon payment of reward or other compensation; or

(C) Dispose of an animal or other property in a manner that makes recovery of the animal or property by the owner unlikely;

(5) "Effective consent" means consent by a person legally authorized to act for the owner. Consent is not effective:

(A) If induced by force, threat, false pretense, or fraud;

(B) If given by a person the actor knows is not legally authorized to act for the owner;

(C) If given by a person who, by reason of youth, mental disease or defect, or intoxication, is known by the actor to be unable to make reasonable decisions; or

(D) If given solely to detect the commission of an offense;

(6) "Owner" means a person who has title to the property, possession of the property, whether lawful or not, or a greater right to possession of the property than the actor;

(7) "Person" means any individual, corporation, association, nonprofit corporation, joint stock company, firm, trust, partnership, two (2) or more persons having a joint or common interest, or other legal entity; and

(8) "Possession" means actual care, custody, control, or management.

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