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Discussion in 'Piranha' started by octofasciatum1, Jul 13, 2005.
This definitely seems to be a frequently asked question, so...
is it illegal to go to a state that they are legal and bring them to an illegal state?
yes , that is illegal.
City of Des Moines Ordinance prohibits the keeping, sheltering or harboring of any illegal animal.
The City of Des Moines Ordinance defines an illegal animal as:
Any animal which is not naturally tame or gentle and which is of a wild nature or disposition, which is capable of killing, inflicting serious injury upon or causing disease among human beings or domestic animals and having known tendencies as a species to do so.
Any animal declared to be illegal by the Board of Health, or the City Manager or his/her designee.
Any non-domesticated member of the order carnivore which, as an adult, exceeds the weight of 20 pounds.
The following animals are deemed to be illegal: Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Leopards, Cougars, Lynx, Bobcats, Wolves, Coyotes, Foxes, Badgers, Wolverines, Skunks, Mink, Raccoons, Bears, Monkeys, Chimpanzees, Bats, Alligators, Crocodiles, Caimans, Scorpions, Snakes and reptiles that are venomous, Snakes that are constrictors over six feet in length, Gila Monsters, Opossums, all Apes, Baboons, Macaques and Piranhas.
For more information please view City of Des Moines Ordinance
From New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:
Importation of Triploid Grass Carp or Piranha
Statutory Authority: ECL 1117-03 (6)
No person shall import, export, own or possess, acquire or dispose of live piranha fish (Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, or Pyrocentrus), grass carp, (Ctenohparyngodon idella) or hybrid grass carp within the state without a license or permit issued at the discretion of the department for scientific, biological, or exhibition purposes.
To apply for this license, contact the Regional DEC Fisheries Office. You may use the Grass Carp Stocking Permit form.
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