2023 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 27 - Animal Fighting And Baiting Act
Section 16-27-20. Definitions.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 16-27-20 (2023)

As used in this chapter:

(a) "Animal" means any live vertebrate creature, domestic or wild.

(b) "Fighting" means an attack with violence by an animal against another animal or a human.

(c) "Baiting" means to provoke or to harass an animal with one or more animals with the purpose of training an animal for, or to cause an animal to engage in, fights with or among other animals or between animals and humans.

(d) "Person" means every natural person or individual and any firm, partnership, association, or corporation.

HISTORY: 1986 Act No. 491, Section 2.

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