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The possession of dangerous wild animals presents serious public health and safety concerns and shall be regulated for the following reasons:
(1)?To prevent the introduction or spread of disease or parasites harmful to humans, domestic livestock and poultry, wildlife and captive wild animals;
(2)?To ensure the physical safety of humans;
(3)?To prevent the escape or release of an animal injurious to or competitive with agricultural, horticultural, forestry, wildlife and other natural resources; ?and
(4)?To prevent the mistreatment of permitted dangerous wild animals.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - West Virginia Code Chapter 19. Agriculture § 19-34-1. Findings and purpose - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wv/chapter-19-agriculture/wv-code-sect-19-34-1.html
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