1Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
2Consolidated Statutes, further providing for cruelty to
4The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
5hereby enacts as follows:
6Section 1. Section 5511(q) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
7Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding definitions and the
8section is amended by adding a subsection to read:
9§ 5511. Cruelty to animals.
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11(c.1) Use of live animals or fowl for targets at trap shoot
12or block shoot prohibited.--
13(1) A person commits a summary offense if that person
14willfully organizes, operates or conducts a trap shoot or
15block shoot in which live animals or fowl are used as
17(2) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to
1apply to any activity which is authorized or permitted under
234 Pa.C.S. (relating to game) or a special permit under 58
3Pa. Code Ch. 147 (relating to special permits).
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5(q) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
6words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
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9"Fowl." A bird, except game birds as defined and regulated
10under 34 Pa.C.S. § 102 (relating to definitions).
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12"Trap shoot" or "block shoot." An event during which
13participants shoot or attempt to shoot targets that are:
14(1) launched or otherwise immediately presented to the
15shooter with electronic or mechanical assistance from a fixed
16location or locations within a predefined shooting field; or
17(2) affixed to a rope, chain or other tethering device
18when presented to the shooter.
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20Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.