(2) Permits issued under subsection (a) prior to
December 31, 2015, may only authorize the continued
possession, after December 31, 2015, of the individual exotic
wildlife identified in the permit, provided that, after the
effective date of this subsection, no permits for possession,
purchase or receipt of exotic wildlife may be issued to any
person who has been convicted of or fined for an offense
involving the abuse or neglect or any animal pursuant to any
Federal, State or local law.
(3) The provisions of paragraph (1) shall not apply to a
wildlife sanctuary that:
(i) The commission has designated as a facility to
operate as a nonprofit place of refuge to provide
temporary or lifetime shelter, care and protection for
abused, neglected, unwanted, impounded, orphaned or
displaced wildlife under section 2902(c) (relating to
general categories of permits).
(ii) Is accredited by the Global Federation of
(iii) Does not conduct any commercial activity with
respect to exotic wildlife, including, but not limited
(A) sale, trade, auction, lease or loan of
exotic wildlife or parts of such animals; or
(B) use of exotic wildlife in any manner in a
for-profit business or operation.
(iv) Does not use exotic wildlife for entertainment
purposes or in a traveling exhibit.
(v) Does not breed any exotic wildlife.
(vi) Does not allow members of the public the
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