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
§ 5-62-203 - Offenses.


AR Code § 5-62-203 (2012) What's This?

(a) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner, the person acquires or otherwise exercises control over an animal facility, an animal from an animal facility, or other property from an animal facility, with the intent to:

(1) Deprive the owner of the animal facility, animal, or property; and

(2) Disrupt or damage the enterprise conducted at the animal facility.

(b) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner and with the intent to disrupt or damage the enterprise conducted at the animal facility, the person damages or destroys:

(1) An animal facility; or

(2) Any animal or property in or on an animal facility.

(c) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner and with the intent to disrupt or damage the enterprise conducted at the animal facility, the person:

(1) Enters an animal facility, not then open to the public, with the intent to commit an act prohibited by this section;

(2) Remains concealed, with the intent to commit an act prohibited by this section, in an animal facility; or

(3) Enters an animal facility and commits or attempts to commit an act prohibited by this section.

(d) (1) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner and with the intent to disrupt or damage the enterprise conducted at the animal facility, the person:

(A) Enters or remains in an animal facility; and

(B) Had notice that the entry was forbidden or received notice to depart but failed to depart.

(2) As used in this subsection, "notice" means:

(A) Oral or written communication by the owner or someone with apparent authority to act for the owner;

(B) Fencing or other enclosure obviously designed to exclude intruders or to contain animals; or

(C) A sign or signs posted on the property or at the entrance to the building, reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders, indicating that entry is forbidden.

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