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145.365 Trafficking in skunks.
Subdivision 1. Prohibition. In order to protect the public health and prevent human and domestic animal exposure to rabies, it shall be unlawful to:
(a) Import into or export out of this state any live skunk, for sale, barter, exchange or gift for any purpose whatsoever;
(b) Acquire, sell, barter, exchange, give, or purchase any live skunks.
Subd. 2. Exception. The provisions of subdivision 1 do not apply to the importation, acquisition, or exportation of a skunk by a publicly or privately owned zoological park or circus or any other show where a skunk is exhibited but is not in physical contact with the public, or by scientific or educational institutions for research or educational purposes.
Subd. 3. Repealed, 1982 c 591 s 1
Subd. 4. Penalty. Violation of subdivision 1 or 3 is a misdemeanor.
HIST: 1982 c 591 s 1
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