S.2912 - Sportsmanship in Hunting Act of 2008

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain interstate conduct relating to exotic animals. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Sportsmanship in Hunting Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain interstate conduct relating to exotic animals. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Sportsmanship in Hunting Act of 2008 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit anyone, in or substantially affecting interstate or foreign commerce, from knowingly transferring, transporting, or possessing a confined exotic animal for purposes of allowing the killing or injuring of suc

Official Summary

Sportsmanship in Hunting Act of 2008 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit anyone, in or substantially affecting interstate or foreign commerce, from knowingly transferring, transporting, or possessing a confined exotic animal for purposes of allowing the killing or injuring of such animal for entertainment or for the collection of a trophy. Exempts the killing or injuring of an exotic animal in a state or federal natural area reserve undertaking habitat restoration from such prohibition.Defines \"confined exotic animal\" as a mammal of a species not historically indigenous to the United States that has been held in captivity for the majority of its life or for a period of one year.Allows persons authorized by the Secretary of the Interior to make arrests, execute warrants, and search for and seize animals to enforce the provisions of this Act.

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