Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 578
Miscellaneous Offenses

August 28, 2016
Recordings of farm animals alleged to be abused or neglected, submission to law enforcement required--violation, penalty.

578.013. 1. Whenever any farm animal professional videotapes or otherwise makes a digital recording of what he or she believes to depict a farm animal subjected to abuse or neglect under sections 578.009 or 578.012, such farm animal professional shall have a duty to submit such videotape or digital recording to a law enforcement agency within twenty-four hours of the recording.

2. No videotape or digital recording submitted under subsection 1 of this section shall be spliced, edited, or manipulated in any way prior to its submission.

3. An intentional violation of any provision of this section is a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 2012 S.B. 631)

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