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

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(a) In general
Whoever violates subsection (a)(1), (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.
(b) Attending an animal fighting venture
Whoever violates subsection (a)(2)(A) ofsection 26 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2156) shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both, for each violation.
(c) Causing an individual who has not attained the age of 16 to attend an animal fighting venture
Whoever violates subsection (a)(2)(B) ofsection 26 (7 U.S.C. 2156) of the Animal Welfare Act shall be fined under this title, imprisoned for not more than 3 years, or both, for each violation.

Source

(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; Pub. L. 113–79, title XII, § 12308(b)(2),Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 991.)
References in Text

Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act, referred to in text, is section 2156 of Title 7, Agriculture.
Codification

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 L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub.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.
Amendments

2014—Pub. L. 113–79designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and inserted heading, substituted “subsection (a)(1),” for “subsection (a),”, and added subsecs. (b) and (c).
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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