18 U.S. Code § 49 - Enforcement of animal fighting prohibitions

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Whoever violates subsection (a), (b), (c), or (e) ofsection 26 of the Animal Welfare Act shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both, for each violation.


(Added Pub. L. 110–22, § 2(a),May 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 88; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title XIV, § 14207(b),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1462; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title XIV, § 14207(b),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2224.)
References in Text

Section 26 (a)–(c), (e) of the Animal Welfare Act, referred to in text, is section 2156 (a)–(c), (e) of Title 7, Agriculture.

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.

2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 14207(b), substituted “5 years” for “3 years”.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.

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18 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 492014113-79 [Sec.] 12308(b)(2)128 Stat. 991


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