2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXXVIII CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT; PEACE OFFICERS AND PUBLIC DEFENDERS (556-600)
Chapter 578 Miscellaneous Offenses
Section 578.405 Until December 31, 2016--Citation of law--definitions.
578.405. 1. Sections 578.405 to 578.412** shall be known and may be cited as "The Animal Research and Production Facilities Protection Act".
2. As used in sections 578.405 to 578.412**, the following terms mean:
(1) "Animal", every living creature, domestic or wild, but not including Homo sapiens;
(2) "Animal facility", any facility engaging in legal scientific research or agricultural production or involving the use of animals, including any organization with a primary purpose of representing livestock production or processing, any organization with a primary purpose of promoting or marketing livestock or livestock products, any person licensed to practice veterinary medicine, any organization involved in the production of pet food or pet food research, and any organization with a primary purpose of representing any such person, organization, or institution. The term shall include the owner, operator, and employees of any animal facility and the offices and vehicles of any such persons while engaged in duties related to the animal facility, and any premises where animals are located;
(3) "Director", the director of the department of agriculture.
(L. 1992 S.B. 498 §§ 1, 2)
*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.
**Sections "1 to 6" appear in original rolls. Sections were renumbered when bill was amended.
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