TITLE 4
Animals and Animal Husbandry

CHAPTER 4-1
Cruelty to Animals

SECTION 4-1-10


§ 4-1-10 Possession or training of fighting animals.

Whoever owns, possesses, keeps or trains any bird, dog, or other animal, with the intent that that bird, dog, or animal engages in an exhibition of fighting, shall be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) and/or be imprisoned not exceeding two (2) years for the first offense, and for any subsequent offense shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or be imprisoned not exceeding two (2) years, or both.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 114, § 15; G.L. 1909, ch. 138, § 15; G.L. 1923, ch. 141, § 15; G.L. 1938, ch. 640, § 15; G.L. 1956, § 4-1-10; P.L. 1980, ch. 5, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 126, § 1.)