2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:22-24 - Animal Fighting Crimes.

NJ Rev Stat § 4:22-24 (2016) What's This?

4:22-24 Animal fighting crimes.

4:22-24. A person who shall:

a.Keep, use, be connected with or interested in the management of, or receive money for the admission of a person to, a place kept or used for the purpose of fighting or baiting a living animal or creature;

b.Be present and witness, pay admission to, encourage or assist therein;

c.Permit or suffer a place owned or controlled by him to be so used;

d.For amusement or gain, cause, allow, or permit the fighting or baiting of a living animal or creature;

e.Own, possess, keep, train, promote, purchase, or knowingly sell a living animal or creature for the purpose of fighting or baiting that animal or creature; or

f.Gamble on the outcome of a fight involving a living animal or creature--

Shall be guilty of a crime of the third degree.

For the purposes of this section "bait" means to attack with violence, to provoke, or to harass an animal with one or more animals for the purpose of training the animal for, or to cause an animal to engage in, a fight with or among other animals.

amended 1989, c.35, s.1; 2015, c.85, s.4.

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