CSSB 284(STA) AM H: "An Act relating to cruelty to animals."

00CS FOR SENATE BILL NO. 284(STA) am H 01 "An Act relating to cruelty to animals." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 11.61.140(a) is amended to read: 04  (a) A person commits the crime of cruelty to animals if the person 05  (1) knowingly [INTENTIONALLY] inflicts severe [AND 06 PROLONGED] physical pain or prolonged suffering on an animal; 07  (2) with criminal negligence, fails to care for [RECKLESSLY 08 NEGLECTS] an animal and, as a result [OF THAT NEGLECT], causes the death of 09 the animal or causes severe physical pain or prolonged suffering to the animal; or 10  (3) kills an animal by the use of a decompression chamber. 11 * Sec. 2. AS 11.61.140(b) is amended to read: 12  (b) It is a defense to a prosecution under (a)(1) or (2) of this section that the 13 conduct of the defendant 14  (1) conformed to accepted veterinary or animal husbandry practice;

01  (2) was part of scientific research governed by accepted standards; 02 [OR] 03  (3) was necessarily incident to lawful hunting or trapping activities ; or 04  (4) conformed to professionally accepted training and disciplinary 05 methods .