2023 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 27 - Animal Fighting And Baiting Act
Section 16-27-80. Applicability of chapter to hunting dogs and certain events.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 16-27-80 (2023)

(A) This chapter does not apply to dogs used for the purpose of hunting, including, but not limited to, hunting on shooting preserves or wildlife management areas authorized pursuant to Title 50, or to dogs used in field trials, including events more commonly known as "water races", "treeing contests", "coon-on-a-log", "bear-baying", or "fox-pen-trials". Such "fox-pen-trials" must be approved by permit for field trials by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

(B) Except as otherwise provided in Section 16-27-60, this chapter applies to events more commonly known as "hog-dog fights", "hog-dog rodeos", or "hog-dogging" in which bets are placed, or cash, points, titles, trophies, or other awards are given based primarily on the ability of a dog to catch a hog using physical contact in the controlled environment of an enclosure.

HISTORY: 1986 Act No. 491, Section 9; 1993 Act No.181, Section 276; 2006 Act No. 345, Section 4, eff June 12, 2006.

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