2011-08-12 / Pets

SC Animal Fighting and Baiting Act

Under the Animal Fighting and Baiting Act, any person who owns an animal for the purpose of fighting or baiting, is a party to any fighting or baiting of any animal, or obtains the use of any structure for the purpose of fighting or baiting any animal is guilty of a felony and upon conviction must be punished by a fine of $5000 or five years imprisonment or both. The section also provides for seizure and forfeiture of animals used in fighting operations.

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