2015 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 578 Miscellaneous Offenses
Section 578.176 Beginning January 1, 2017--Bear wrestling--penalty.

MO Rev Stat § 578.176 (2015) What's This?

578.176. 1. A person commits the offense of bear wrestling if he or she:

(1) Wrestles a bear;

(2) Permits bear wrestling to be done on any premises under his or her charge or control;

(3) Promotes, conducts, or stages bear wrestling;

(4) Advertises bear wrestling;

(5) Collects any admission fee for bear wrestling;

(6) Purchases, sells, or possesses a bear which he or she knows will be used for bear wrestling;

(7) Trains a bear for bear wrestling;

(8) Subjects a bear to surgical alteration for bear wrestling.

2. The offense of bear wrestling is a class A misdemeanor.

(Adopted by Initiative, Proposition A, § C, November 3, 1998, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

(2000) Proposition A did not violate constitutional requirements of single subject and clear title. United Gamefowl Breeders Ass'n. of Missouri v. Nixon, 19 S.W.3d 137 (Mo.banc).

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