The possession of dangerous wild animals presents serious public health and safety concerns and shall be regulated for the following reasons: (1) To prevent the introduction or spread of disease or parasites harmful to humans, domestic livestock and poultry, wildlife and captive wild animals; (2) To ensure the physical safety of humans; (3) To prevent the escape or release of an animal injurious to or competitive with agricultural, horticultural, forestry, wildlife and other natural resources; and (4) To prevent the mistreatment of permitted dangerous wild animals.
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WV Chapter 19 Article 34 Section 6
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