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1906Alpha1906
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Well I have received numerous emails about this situation, and so far, this is what was found"

In South Carolina, it is illegal! Here is the proof:

http://www.scstatehouse.net/code/t47c001.htm

SECTION 47-1-125. Coloring or dying animals prohibited; sale or distribution of certain young animals prohibited; penalty.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to dye or color artificially any animal or fowl, including but not limited to rabbits, baby chickens, and ducklings, or to bring any dyed or colored animal or fowl into this State.

(2) It is unlawful for any person to sell, offer for sale or give away as merchandising premiums, baby chickens, ducklings or other fowl under four weeks of age or rabbits under two months of age to be used as pets, toys or retail premiums.

(3) This section shall not be construed to apply to any animal or fowl, including but not limited to rabbits, baby chickens and ducklings to be used or raised for agricultural purposes by persons with proper facilities to care for them or for poultry or livestock exhibitions.

(4) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days.

*****Dynamike sent me this information - Thank you.

Still no news on the North Carolina Laws as of yet, as I am still researching the issue. I sincerely hope this helps any magician in the Carolina's who performs with colored birds and even plans on travelling to SC to perform. While they law may not be enforced, you may run into some official like I had standing in my garage telling me I was wrong. Silly, I know, but if they really wanted to cause a "stink" like most that have nothing better to do will do, they can.

As for the Possum (Thanks Knmagic) - Animal control can't take them, the resident has to pay $250 to have a wildlife specialist come in and remove them....so Andy, I think buckshot is a lot cheaper! *haha*
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On 2008-05-01 20:28, 1906Alpha1906 wrote:
(3) This section shall not be construed to apply to any animal or fowl, including but not limited to rabbits, baby chickens and ducklings to be used or raised for agricultural purposes by persons with proper facilities to care for them or for poultry or livestock exhibitions.


I've never seen these animals artificially colored on a farm or at a 4-H exhibit, but it's nice to know they have the option. Smile
It certainly seems that the laws, in SC at least, were created in response to Easter sales. But it's encouraging to see an exception to the rule already on the books, so maybe someone who lives or does business in the area could apply for an addendum. Unless the dye/coloring used is toxic to the birds, I don't see why entertainers shouldn't be included in the list of exclusions. Artistic expression, including dramatic works, is protected by the First Amendment.
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True animals are safer in your house (regardless of the species) then they are in your backyard. Most animals in the wild will only live a few years, domesticated animals in a well cared for habitat will leave beyond their species normal lifespan.

As for the Animal Rights Activists, nothing wrong with them, but some have been identified by the United States Goverment to be Eco-terrorists looking to steal some money (and business) by use of false claims and statistics.

Like I said previously, those who are against zoo's and domestication have no idea that animals in captivity are FAR BETTER OFF then those in the wild.
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Government obviously needs to be much smaller, if it has time to waste our tax dollars on such moronic laws. Some days, I think that anarchy would be preferable to a "democracy" in which the populace are "sheep" who are afraid of voting for a candidate that only has a small chance of winning. Most Americans have no guts.
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Hmmm, sounds like someone has been listening to Rush Limbaugh.

In addition to the look on the face of the animal control officer, consider the look on the faces of your audience members who wonder what the heck you did to that bird and is it OK? And for those who do think this, what inferences will they draw about you, as a person?
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On 2008-05-13 21:57, Gordon wrote:
Hmmm, sounds like someone has been listening to Rush Limbaugh.


Rush is an idiot and a hypocrite. I can formulate my own conclusions without hearing media personalities stating their opinions.
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In Florida it's illegal to release more than 10 helium balloons. It's also illegal to own parrots without a permit... I have to admit it'd be great press to get busted for releasing 11 balloons at a party, and having a parrot in a cage... with a colored head feather. "Magician - animal smuggler, or just full of hot air?" Psh...

I almost got arrested (but got out by paying a fine), because a USDA Certified Vet (who will remain nameless) at the US/Canada border thought that "Toucan is another name for Canary". And since he thought the canary in question was on CITES, I had a warrant for my arrest... In reality, it was my actual TOUCAN that he couldn't identify... How the hell do you misidentify a toucan?

... Good luck with those colored doves...

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This is an advantage of my age. My white doves match my hair!

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