2006 Code of Virginia § 3.1-796.72 - Misrepresentation of animal\'s condition; penalties

3.1-796.72. Misrepresentation of animal's condition; penalties.

No person shall misrepresent the physical condition of any animal at theanimal's sale, trade, delivery, or other method of transfer. For the purposeof this section, misrepresentation shall include selling, trading, deliveringor otherwise transferring an animal to another person with the knowledge thatthe animal has an infection, communicable disease, parasitic infestation,abnormality or other physical defect that is not made known to the personreceiving the animal. However, sale of an agricultural animal that hasexternal or internal parasites that are not made known to the personreceiving the animal shall not be a violation of this section unless theanimal is clinically ill or debilitated due to such parasites at the time ofsale, trade, delivery or transfer of the animal. Violation of this sectionshall be punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(1984, c. 492, 29-213.42; 1987, c. 488; 1998, c. 817.)

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