LARGE CARNIVORE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 274 of 2000
287.1107 Transportation requirements.
A person lawfully in possession of a large carnivore under this act may transport the large carnivore in a vehicle. A person transporting a large carnivore in a vehicle shall comply with the standards in International Air Transport Ass'n., Live Animal Regulations (26th ed., 1999) applicable to the large carnivore species. In addition, a person transporting a large carnivore in a vehicle shall comply with all of the following requirements:
(a) The large carnivore shall be individually and securely caged, even while inside a passenger vehicle or in the bed of a truck. However, a female large carnivore and each of her unweaned offspring, if any, shall be transported in the same cage.
(b) The vehicle shall provide fresh air without injurious drafts and provide adequate protection from the elements to the large carnivore.
(c) The large carnivore's cargo area shall be as free as possible of engine exhaust fumes.
(d) Fecal and food wastes shall be removed from the large carnivore's transport cage on at least a daily basis.
(e) The temperature within the large carnivore's cage shall not be harmful to the large carnivore's health.
(f) The large carnivore's cage shall be large enough to ensure that the large carnivore has sufficient space to stand erect, turn around, and lie naturally.
(g) The large carnivore shall not be placed in a cage over or next to another animal unless each enclosure has a fitted floor or lateral partition that prevents excreta from entering lower or adjacent enclosures.
(h) The large carnivore shall be given potable water at least twice daily and fed at least once daily, unless otherwise directed by a veterinarian.
History: 2000, Act 274, Imd. Eff. July 7, 2000
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