Kentucky Revised Statutes Title L. Kentucky Penal Code § 525.125. Cruelty to animals in the first degree




(1)  The following persons are guilty of cruelty to animals in the first degree whenever a four-legged animal is caused to fight for pleasure or profit:

(a) The owner of the animal;

(b) The owner of the property on which the fight is conducted if the owner knows of the fight;

(c) Anyone who participates in the organization of the fight.

(2)  Activities of animals engaged in hunting, field trials, dog training, and other activities authorized either by a hunting license or by the Department of Fish and Wildlife shall not constitute a violation of this section.

(3)  Cruelty to animals in the first degree is a Class D felony.





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