Laws for Paws e-Newsletter
July 2018
Captive Deer Hunting Operations Can Now Be Regulated
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that the Missouri Conservation Commission (MCC) has the authority to regulate captive deer hunts and deer breeding farms.

Captive hunting ranches, also known as “canned hunts,” are fenced-in areas where the deer to be hunted are penned up and confined making it easier for hunters to come in and shoot them for trophies. Captive deer farms are breeding farms where deer are specifically raised for “canned hunts.” 

St. Louis City Enacts Regulations to Protect Carriage Horses
Carriage Operators Already Defying New Regulations
Carriage horses in the City of St. Louis have suffered years of abuse as a result of ineffective regulations and a lack of enforcement. The St. Louis Board of Public Service recently took steps to address the exploitation of carriage horses by enacting new regulations to protect the health and welfare of the horses. Most important, the Board has delegated the enforcement of these new rules to the Department of Health and to the St. Louis Police Department.  

This delegation of authority for enforcement is of critical importance as the industry has gone unregulated for several years because of disagreements and confusion over who had the authority and responsibility to enforce health and welfare regulations on carriage horse operations. 

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