2017 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 14 - Offenses Against Property
Part 2 - Animals
§ 39-14-204. Dyed baby fowl and rabbits.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 39-14-204 (2017)
  • (a) (1) It is unlawful for any person to:
    • (A) Sell, offer for sale, barter or give away baby chickens, ducklings or goslings of any age, or rabbits under two (2) months of age, as pets, toys, premiums or novelties, if those fowl or rabbits have been colored, dyed, stained or otherwise had their natural color changed; or
    • (B) Bring or transport such fowl or rabbits into the state for the purposes mentioned in subdivision (a)(1)(A).
      • (2) This section shall not be construed to prohibit the sale or display of baby chickens, ducklings, or other fowl or rabbits in proper facilities by breeders or stores engaged in the business of selling for purposes of commercial breeding and raising or laboratory testing.
      • (3) Each baby chicken, duckling, other fowl or rabbit sold, offered for sale, bartered or given away in violation of this section constitutes a separate offense.
  • (b) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
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