2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 4. Animals
§4-268. Fraudulent branding - Branding over or obliterating previous brand - Penalties - Definitions.

4 OK Stat § 4-268 (2014) What's This?

A. Any person who shall with intent to defraud, brand or misbrand, mark or mismark any neat domestic animal, not his own; or shall intentionally brand over a previous brand or shall cut out or obliterate a previous mark or brand on any neat domestic animal, not his own, shall be guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term not less than three (3) years nor more than ten (10) years or by imprisonment in the county jail for one (1) year or by a fine not less than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

B. For purposes of this section:

1. “Domestic animal” means cattle, equinae, sheep, goat, hog, poultry and exotic livestock; and

2. “Exotic livestock” means commercially raised exotic livestock including animals of the families bovidae, cervidae and antilocapridae or birds of the ratite group.

R.L. 1910, § 203. Amended by Laws 1947, p. 33, § 1; Laws 1963, c. 110, § 1, emerg. eff. May 31, 1963; Laws 1993, c. 36, § 4, eff. July 1, 1993; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 122, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 53, eff. July 1, 1999.

NOTE: Laws 1998, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 2, § 23 amended the effective date of Laws 1997, c. 133, § 122 from July 1, 1998, to July 1, 1999.

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