The original instrument and the following digest, which constitutes no part of the
legislative instrument, were prepared by Alden A. Clement Jr.
DIGEST
SB 144 Original 2021 Regular Session Tarver
Proposed law creates the crime of unlawful possession, transfer, or manufacture of animal fighting
paraphernalia.
Proposed law provides that it is unlawful for any person to possess, purchase, sell, transfer, or
manufacture animal fighting paraphernalia with the intent to engage in, promote, or facilitate animal
fighting, including dogfighting, cockfighting, or any other form of animal fighting prohibited by
present law.
Proposed law defines "animal fighting paraphernalia" as equipment, products, implements, and
materials of any kind that are used, intended for use, or designed for use in the training, preparation,
conditioning, or furtherance of animal fighting, including breaking sticks, cat mills, treadmills,
fighting pits, spring poles, unprescribed veterinary medicine, veterinary treatment supplies, spurs,
gaffs, knives, leather training spur covers, slashers, heels, or any other sharp implement designed to
be attached in place of the natural spur of a cock or game fowl. However, proposed law does not
prohibit the possessing, buying, selling, or trading of any spurs, gaffs, knives, leather training spur
covers, or any other items normally used in cockfighting that are at least five years old and have
historical value.
Proposed law does not prohibit the training of animals or the use of equipment in the training of
animals for any purpose not prohibited by present law or proposed law.
A violation of proposed law is punishable by a fine of up to $500, or imprisonment of up to six
months, or both.
Effective upon signature of the governor or lapse of time for gubernatorial action.
(Adds R.S. 14:102.29)