Animals and Animal Husbandry

Cruelty to Animals

SECTION 4-1-16

§ 4-1-16. Use of birds as targets.

Any person who keeps or uses any live pigeon, fowl, or other bird for the purpose of a target or to be shot at, either for amusement or as a test of skill in marksmanship, and any person who shoots at any bird or is a party to any shooting of any fowl or bird and any person who rents any building, shed, room, yard, field, or premises, or knowingly suffers or permits the use of any building, shed, room, yard, field, or premises, for the purpose of shooting any fowl or bird, shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.00) or be imprisoned not exceeding ten (10) days, or both. Nothing in this section applies to the shooting of any wild game in its wild state.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 114, § 17; G.L. 1909, ch. 138, § 17; G.L. 1923, ch. 141, § 17; G.L. 1938, ch. 640, § 17; G.L. 1956, § 4-1-16.)