Arkansas Code Title 20. Public Health and Welfare § 20-19-501. Definitions

As used in this subchapter:

(1) “Large carnivore” means any live individual of those species of animals that are inherently dangerous to humans, including:

(A) Bears;

(B) Lions;  and

(C) Tigers;

(2) “Possessor” means a person who owns, keeps, or has custody or control of a large carnivore;  and

(3)(A) “Wildlife sanctuary” means a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code  1 as it existed on January 1, 2005, that operates a place of refuge where abused, neglected, unwanted, impounded, abandoned, orphaned, or displaced large carnivores are provided care for their lifetimes.

(B) “Wildlife sanctuary” does not mean a place that:

(i) Conducts any activity that is not inherent to the large carnivore's nature;

(ii) Uses the large carnivore for any type of entertainment;

(iii) Sells, trades, or barters the large carnivore or the large carnivore's body parts;  or

(iv) Breeds the large carnivore for purposes of sale.

1 26 U.S.C.A. § 501(c)(3).

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