Large Carnivores: PERMIT required to own, breed, transport or transfer except for a circus, the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine, or a zoological park part of a district under chapter 184. Exempt from the permit and microchip are an animal control or protection shelter for up to 90 days, law enforcement or department employee, vet, Class C as of 8/28/2010 if not used to attract trade to other business, and those traveling through the state. Permit requirements include being at least 21, having it microchipped, following USDA standards, collecting DNA sample, and paying fee up to $2500 ($500 for renewals).
(Missouri Rev. Statutes 578.600-625, 1/1/2012)
Releasing a large carnivore is now a Class E felony. (HB 1371, 9/9/2014 and SB 491, 5/13/2014)
Dangerous Animals: REGISTRATION required with the local law enforcement agency except a zoological park, circus, scientific or educational institution, research laboratory, veterinary hospital, or animal refuge.
(Missouri Rev. Statutes 578.005, 578.007, 578.023)
Native Wildlife: BANS skunks. PERMIT required for other native wildlife (divided into Class I and Class II), except for vets, rehabilitation centers, circuses, publicly owned zoos, AZA not-for-profit facilities, bona fide research facilities, and fur farms.
(Conservation Commission Code Ch. 9)
It is illegal to release, steal or injure animals from animal facilities, damage property, obtain access to a facility under false pretenses to perform acts not authorized by the facility, or steal or alter records. (Missouri Rev. Statutes 578.407)
Import: BANS import of skunks, coyotes, and raccoons. Requires a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection for others.
(2 CSR 30-2.010 (1) (2) (15), 30-2.020 (10), 30-2.040 (1)(A), (1)(B), (1)(C), (1)(J))
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Sessions: 1 Year
Convenes: Jan (Wed after 1st Mon)
Adjourns: May 30
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During Session: 15 days
After Session: 45 days after adj
Pocket Veto: No
Missouri Constitution Art III Sec 31
Regular - 90 days after adj
Emergency/Appropriation - Immediate
Missouri Statutes Sec 1.130