Sec. 251.1 - Harassment of Animals

ยง 251.1. Harassment of Animals

Except as otherwise authorized in these regulations or in the Fish and Game Code, no person shall harass, herd or drive any game or nongame bird or mammal or furbearing mammal. For the purposes of this section, harass is defined as an intentional act which disrupts an animal's normal behavior patterns, which includes, but is not limited to, breeding, feeding or sheltering. This section does not apply to a landowner or tenant who drives or herds birds or mammals for the purpose of preventing damage to private or public property, including aquaculture and agriculture crops.

(1. New section filed 6-4-70; designated effective 7-1-70 (Register 70, No. 23). 2. Amendment filed 5-28-71; designated effective 7-1-71 (Register 71, No. 22). 3. Repealer filed 6-5-72; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 72, No. 24). 4. New section filed 11-14-90; operative 11-14-90 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d)(Register 90, No. 50). 5. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 8-8-2019 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2019, No. 32).)

Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 203, 265, 355, 3800 and 4150, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 110, 200, 203, 203.1, 265, 270, 275, 2000, 3800 and 4150, Fish and Game Code.

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