2018 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health and Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health and Safety
Chapter 19 - Animals
Subchapter 5 - Ownership and Possession of Certain Large Carnivores
§ 20-19-501. Definitions

Universal Citation: AR Code § 20-19-501 (2018)
  • As used in this subchapter:
  • (1) "Large carnivore" means any live individual of those species of animals that are inherently dangerous to humans, including:

    • (A) Bears;

    • (B) Lions; and

    • (C) Tigers;

  • (2) "Possessor" means a person who owns, keeps, or has custody or control of a large carnivore; and

  • (3)

    • (A) "Wildlife sanctuary" means a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as it existed on January 1, 2005, that operates a place of refuge where abused, neglected, unwanted, impounded, abandoned, orphaned, or displaced large carnivores are provided care for their lifetimes.

    • (B) "Wildlife sanctuary" does not mean a place that:

      • (i) Conducts any activity that is not inherent to the large carnivore's nature;

      • (ii) Uses the large carnivore for any type of entertainment;

      • (iii) Sells, trades, or barters the large carnivore or the large carnivore's body parts; or

      • (iv) Breeds the large carnivore for purposes of sale.

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