43 CFR § 9264.7 - Wild free-roaming horse and burro protection, management, and control.

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§ 9264.7 Wild free-roaming horse and burro protection, management, and control.

(a) Prohibited acts. In accordance with section 8 of the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act (16 U.S.C. 1338), any person who:

(1) Willfully removes or attempts to remove a wild free-roaming horse or burro from the public lands, without authority from the authorized officer, or

(2) Converts a wild free-roaming horse or burro to private use, without authority from the authorized officer, or

(3) Maliciously causes the death or harassment of any wild free-roaming horse or burro, or

(4) Processes, or permits to be processed, into commercial products the remains of a wild free-roaming horse or burro, or

(5) Sells, directly or indirectly, a wild free-roaming horse or burro, or the remains thereof, which have not lost their status as a wild free-roaming horse of burro, or

(6) Uses a wild free-roaming horse or burro for commercial exploitation, or

(7) Causes or is responsible for the inhumane treatment of a wild free-roaming horse or burro, or

(8) Uses a wild free-roaming horse or burro for bucking stock, or

(9) Fails, upon written notice, to produce for inspection by an authorized officer those animals assigned to him for private maintenance under a cooperative agreement, or

(10) Fails to notify the authorized officer of the death of a wild free-roaming horse or burro within 7 days of death pursuant to § 4740.4-2(f) of this title, or

(11) Removes or attempts to remove, alters or destroys any official mark identifying a wild horse or burro, or its remains, or

(12) Being the assignee of a wild free-roaming horse or burro, or having charge or custody of the animal, abandons the animal without making arrangements for necessary food, water and shelter, or

(13) Being the assignee of a wild free-roaming horse or burro, or having charge or custody of the animal, fails to diligently pursue in an attempt to capture the escaped animal, or

(14) Accepts for slaughter or destruction a horse or burro bearing an official Bureau of Land Management identification mark, and which is not accompanied by a certificate that title to the animal has been transferred, or

(15) After acceptance of an animal for slaughter or destruction, fails to retain for one year the certificate of title to a horse or burro bearing an official Bureau of Land Management identification mark, or

(16) Willfully violates any provisions of the regulations under § 9264.7 of this title shall be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both. Any person so charged with such violation by the authorized officer may be tried and sentenced by a U.S. Commissioner or magistrate, designated for that purpose by the court by which he/she was appointed, in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as provided in section 3401, title 18, U.S.C.