Animals and Animal Husbandry
Cruelty to Animals
R.I. Gen. Laws § 4-1-8
§ 4-1-8. Sale of chicks and ducklings — Dyeing prohibited.
It is unlawful for any person to dye a chick, duckling, or other live poultry, or to have in his or her possession any chick, duckling, or other live poultry which has been dyed. No person shall sell or offer for sale any live chicks or ducklings under two (2) months of age in quantities of less than twelve (12), and provided further, that no person, firm, corporation or association shall offer live chicks or ducklings under two (2) months of age as a bonus, or as an inducement to the sale of or in conjunction with the purchase of any article. Any person, firm, or corporation violating this section shall for each offense be punished in the manner provided in § 4-1-2. No pet store shall sell chicks or ducklings in any quantity.
History of Section.
G.L. 1938, ch. 640, § 24; P.L. 1945, ch. 1651, § 2; P.L. 1964, ch. 24, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 4-1-8; P.L. 1968, ch. 71, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 308, § 1.