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Posted by DavidMMourning on January 01, 2003 at 11:05:45:
In Reply to: Re: Wichita Kansas, agreed and been my complaint for years posted by DavidMMourning on December 31, 2002 at 19:18:44:
Thes ordinances were on the city of wichita city code page.www.wichitagov.org.None of these ordinances speak of reptiles.
Section 6.08.010 Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
"Dangerous exotic animals" means large carnivorous exotic animals such as those in the families Canidae (e.g., coyotes, foxes, wolves), Felidae (e.g., lions, tigers, bobcats), and Ursidae (bears), and also shall include any poisonous animal.
"Educational exhibit" means an exhibition for education purposes to a school or similar group not open to the general public and involving lions, tigers and bears under the age of six months, which weigh no more than fifty pounds.
"Exhibit" means the exhibition of dangerous exotic animals to the public and includes carnivals, circuses, animal acts, zoos and education exhibits, whether or not for compensation.
"Exhibitor" means a person whose business involves the showing or displaying of animals to the public and who is a Class C USDA licensee as defined by 9 C.F.R. § 1.1, as amended.
"Exotic animal" means those animals not indigenous to North America and animals of any species the majority of whose populations are feral.
"Health officer" means the director of the Wichita-Sedgwick County department of community health or his or her authorized representative, including any employee of the Wichita-Sedgwick County department of community health.
"Secondary perimeter" means a fence, rope, elevation separation such as a stage, or some other physical arrangement as may be approved by the health officer by which the public is kept at such a distance from an animal as to avoid accidental or intentional contact with animals.
"USDA license" means a person licensed as a breeder (Class A), dealer (Class B) or exhibitor (Class C) in accordance with 9 C.F.R. § 1.1, et seq., as amended.
"USDA licensed facility" means a facility for the housing of dangerous exotic animals operated by a person with an USDA license.
"Veterinary clinic" means a facility for the care and treatment of animals operated by a doctor of veterinary medicine licensed by the state of Kansas. (Ord. No. 44-281 § 1)