2017 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health and Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health and Safety
Chapter 19 - Animals
Subchapter 6 - Nonhuman Primates
§ 20-19-601. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 20-19-601 (2017)
  • As used in this subchapter:
    • (1) "Interested person" means an individual, partnership, firm, joint stock company, corporation, association, trust, estate, or other legal entity that a court determines may have a pecuniary interest in a primate that is the subject of the petition under § 20-19-607;
    • (2) "Law enforcement officer" means a public servant vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make an arrest for an offense, including without limitation:
      • (A) An animal control officer; and
      • (B) An Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer;
    • (3) "Person" means an individual, a partnership, a corporation, an organization, or another legal entity or an officer, a member, a shareholder, a director, an employee, an agent, or a representative of a partnership, a corporation, an organization, or another legal entity;
    • (4) "Primate" means a live individual animal of the taxonomic order Primates, excluding humans;
    • (5)
      • (A) "Temporary holding facility" means an incorporated nonprofit animal protection organization, such as a registered humane society and shelter, that temporarily houses a primate at the written request of a law enforcement officer.
      • (B) "Temporary holding facility" includes a person that is a registered primate owner that is temporarily caring for a primate; and
    • (6) "Wildlife sanctuary" means a nonprofit entity that:
      • (A) Operates a place of refuge where abused, neglected, unwanted, impounded, abandoned, orphaned, or displaced animals are provided care;
      • (B) Does not conduct a commercial activity with respect to primates, including without limitation:
        • (i) Sale, trade, auction, lease, or loan of primates or parts of primates; or
        • (ii) Use of primates in a for-profit business or operation;
      • (C) Does not use primates for entertainment purposes or in a traveling exhibit;
      • (D) Does not breed primates; and
      • (E) Does not allow members of the public to be in proximity to primates without sufficient distance and protective barriers, including without limitation offering photographic opportunities next to a primate of any age.
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