2017 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 10 - Crimes Against Public Health, Conduct, and Sensibilities
Subtitle 6 - Crimes Relating to Animals
§ 10-622. Injuring or trapping carrier pigeon

  • (a) Killing or maiming. -- A person may not shoot, kill, or maim a carrier pigeon.
  • (b) Trapping or detaining. -- A person may not entrap, catch, or detain a carrier pigeon that has:
    • (1) the owner's name stamped on the carrier pigeon's wing or tail; or
    • (2) a leg band that includes the owner's initials, name, or number.
  • (c) Penalty. -- A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $ 10 for each violation.
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