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Maryland Code, Health-General § 18-219

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(a) The Secretary may prohibit the importation, selling, trading, purchasing, bartering, breeding, raising, keeping, or possession of any animals found to be dangerous to human health and safety.

(b) This section does not apply to:

(1) Domestic cats;

(2) Domestic dogs;

(3) Domestic ferrets;

(4) Animals used for agricultural purposes;

(5) Animals used for scientific purposes;

(6) Animals used for educational purposes;

(7) Animals used for public exhibitions;  or

(8) Any animal that the Secretary determines is not a threat to human health and safety.

(c) This section may not be construed to prohibit the breeding, raising, keeping, or possession of turtles by a person who has obtained a permit under Title 10, Subtitle 9 of the Natural Resources Article.

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