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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 585
ANIMAL INDUSTRY
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F.S. 585.17
585.17 Care of animals with transmissible diseases and liability therefor.
(1) No person shall knowingly sell or offer for sale, or knowingly or willfully transport or move, or knowingly or willfully allow or permit any animal to stray or drift within the state, knowing that animal to be suffering from, afflicted with, or affected by any pest or disease that the department determines, pursuant to s. 585.15, is dangerous, transmissible, or threatening to an agricultural interest of the state, without first obtaining written permission from the department.
(2) No person shall knowingly or willfully transport or move, or knowingly or willfully allow or permit any domestic animal to stray or drift from any quarantine area, without first obtaining written permission from the department.
(3) In addition to the penalty provisions provided in this chapter, any person who violates this section shall be liable to the department for all expenses associated with its enforcement and to any owner of an animal who is injured by such violation.
History.s. 9, ch. 7345, 1917; RGS 2109; CGL 3338; s. 5, ch. 17273, 1935; CGL 1936 Supp. 3323(5); s. 9, ch. 23775, 1947; s. 5, ch. 25358, 1949; s. 10, ch. 59-457; s. 20, ch. 90-321; s. 14, ch. 96-231.