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) of section 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) of section 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) of section 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.
Amendment of Subsection (a)

Pub. L. 115–334, title XII, § 12616(d), (e), Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 5016, provided that, effective on the date that is one year after Dec. 20, 2018, subsec. (a) of this section is amended by striking “(e)” and inserting “(d)”. See 2018 Amendment note below.

References in Text

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

Codification

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 L. 110–234 were repealed by section 4(a) of Pub.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

Amendments

2018—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–334 substituted “(d)” for “(e)”.

2014—Pub. L. 113–79 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), 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 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–334 effective on the date that is one year after Dec. 20, 2018, see section 12616(e) of Pub. L. 115–334, set out as a note under section 2156 of Title 7, Agriculture.

Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

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