Arkansas Code Title 20. Public Health and Welfare § 20-19-601. Definitions
Search Arkansas Code
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Interested person” means an individual, partnership, firm, joint stock company, corporation, association, trust, estate, or other legal entity that a court determines may have a pecuniary interest in a primate that is the subject of the petition under § 20-19-607 ;
(2) “Law enforcement officer” means a public servant vested by law with a duty to maintain public order or to make an arrest for an offense, including without limitation:
(A) An animal control officer; and
(B) An Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer;
(3) “Person” means an individual, a partnership, a corporation, an organization, or another legal entity or an officer, a member, a shareholder, a director, an employee, an agent, or a representative of a partnership, a corporation, an organization, or another legal entity;
(4) “Primate” means a live individual animal of the taxonomic order Primates, excluding humans;
(5)(A) “Temporary holding facility” means an incorporated nonprofit animal protection organization, such as a registered humane society and shelter, that temporarily houses a primate at the written request of a law enforcement officer.
(B) “Temporary holding facility” includes a person that is a registered primate owner that is temporarily caring for a primate; and
(6) “Wildlife sanctuary” means a nonprofit entity that:
(A) Operates a place of refuge where abused, neglected, unwanted, impounded, abandoned, orphaned, or displaced animals are provided care;
(B) Does not conduct a commercial activity with respect to primates, including without limitation:
(i) Sale, trade, auction, lease, or loan of primates or parts of primates; or
(ii) Use of primates in a for-profit business or operation;
(C) Does not use primates for entertainment purposes or in a traveling exhibit;
(D) Does not breed primates; and
(E) Does not allow members of the public to be in proximity to primates without sufficient distance and protective barriers, including without limitation offering photographic opportunities next to a primate of any age.
Read this complete Arkansas Code Title 20. Public Health and Welfare § 20-19-601. Definitions on Westlaw
FindLaw Codes are provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the industry-leading online legal research system. For more detailed codes research information, including annotations and citations, please visit Westlaw.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.