Thursday, August 23, 2007
Cruelty to Animals
Per Idaho Code section 25-3520, the penalties for cruelty to animals, including dog fighting and cockfighting are:
1st offense, fine between $100 - $5,000, and/or not more than 6 months in jail. No minimum jail time.
2nd offense, fine between $200 - $7,000, and/or not more than 9 months in jail. No minimum jail time.
3rd or more offenses, fine between $500 - $9,000 and/or not more than 12 months in jail. Still no minimum jail time.
If you poison an animal, fine between $100 - $5,000. No minimum slammer time, but interestingly, you can be sentenced to a maximum of 3 years in state prison, or maximum of 1 year in a county jail. I guess county lock-ups are three times worse than prison.