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PUBLIC LAW 91-579-DEC. 24, 1970
store which sells any animals to a research facility, an exhibitor, or a dealer; " (g) The term 'animal' means any live or dead dog, cat, monkey (nonhuman primate mammal), guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, or such other warm-blooded animal, as the Secretary may determine is being used, or is intended for use, for research, testing, experimentation, or exhibition purposes, or as a pet; but such term excludes horses not used for research purposes and other farm animals, such as, but not limited to livestock or poultry, used or intended for use as food or fiber, or livestock or poultry used or intended for use for improving animal nutrition, breeding, management, or production efficiency, or for improving the quality of food or jfiber; and " (h) The term 'exhibitor' means any person (public or private) exhibiting any animals, which were purchased in commerce or the intended distribution of which affects commerce, or will affect commerce, to the public for compensation, as determined by the Secretary, and such term includes carnivals, circuses, and zoos exhibiting such animals whether operated for profit or not; but such term excludes retail pet stores, organizations sponsoring and all persons participating in State and country fairs, livestock shows, rodeos, purebred dog and cat shows, and any other fairs or exhibitions intended to advance agricultural arts and sciences, as may be determined by the Secretary." SEC. 4. Section 8 of such Act is amended— (1) in the first sentence thereof after the words "licenses to dealers" by inserting the words "and exhibitors"; (2) in the first proviso thereof after the words "until the dealer" by inserting the words "or exhibitor"; (3) in the second proviso thereof after the words "That any" by inserting the words "retail pet store or other"; (4) in the second proviso thereof after the words "as a dealer" insert the words "or exhibitor"; and (5) in the last sentence thereof after the words "as dealers" each time such words appear, insert the words "or exhibitors". SEC. 5. Section 4 of such Act is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 4. No dealer or exhibitor shall sell or offer to sell or transport or offer for transportation, affecting commerce, to any research facility or for exhibition or for use as a pet any animal, or buy, sell, offer to buy or sell, transport or offer for transportation, affecting commerce, to or from another dealer or exhibitor under this Act any animal, unless and until such dealer or exhibitor shall have obtained a license from the Secretary and such license shall not have been suspended or revoked." SEC. 6. Section 5 of such Act is amended— (1) by inserting after the words "No dealer" the words "or exhibitor"; and (2) by inserting before the period at the end thereof the proviso ": Provided, That operators of auction sales subject to section 12 of this Act shall not be required to comply with the provisions of this section". SEC. 7. Section 6 of such Act is amended by inserting after the words "research facility" the words "and every exhibitor not licensed under section 3 of this Act". SEC. 8. Section 7 of such Act is amended— (1) by inserting between the words "except" and "a person" the words "an operator of an auction sale subject to section 12 of this Act or"; and
Licenses, dealers and exhibitors, 80 Stat. 3 5 1. 7 USC 2133.
7 USC 2134.
7 USC 2135.
Registration. 7 USC 2136. Supta, Purchase restrictions. 7 USC 2137.