ATCP 12.02(9)(a)1. 1. Floors of all animal holding areas shall be sloped for proper drainage.
ATCP 12.02(9)(a)2. 2. All animal contact areas shall be constructed so that they can be easily cleaned and sanitized. Earthen floors are not permitted, except in areas used only for species or individual animals that require earthen floors to prevent injury.
ATCP 12.02(9)(a)3. 3. Animal contact areas shall be constructed so that there are no sharp edges or protrusions that can injure animals.
ATCP 12.02(9)(a)4. 4. The animal market shall be equipped with an animal chute and head gate, which shall be adequate to restrain animals without injury. This requirement does not apply to an animal market used exclusively to sell equine animals or wild animals.
ATCP 12.02(9)(a)5. 5. An animal market used for equine animals shall be equipped to restrain equine animals in a safe and humane manner.
ATCP 12.02(9)(a)6. 6. An animal market used for wild animals shall be equipped with cages or pens that can confine the wild animals without injury in a safe and humane manner.
ATCP 12.02(9)(a)7. 7. Livestock chutes, stocks, cages, and pens shall be adequately lighted to permit identification and testing of animals.
ATCP 12.02(9)(a)8. 8. The animal market shall have pens that are adequate to confine all animals kept at the market.
ATCP 12.02(9)(b) (b) Class B animal markets shall meet the following construction requirements:
ATCP 12.02(9)(b)1. 1. The animal market shall be equipped to restrain animals safely and effectively.
ATCP 12.02(9)(b)2. 2. The animal market shall have adequate lighting for animal identification and testing.
ATCP 12.02(9)(b)3. 3. Pens, if any, shall be large enough for the purpose used. The pens shall have no sharp edges or protrusions that could injure the animals.
ATCP 12.02(9m) (9m)Reinspection.
ATCP 12.02(9m)(a)(a) The department may charge, to the holder of a license under this section, a reinspection fee of $150 for a reinspection that the department makes to determine whether that person has corrected a previous violation of this chapter, or ch. 95, Stats., noted on a previous inspection report. The department may not charge a reinspection fee under this subsection for a routine or regularly scheduled inspection, or for an inspection that is required under this chapter.
ATCP 12.02(9m)(b) (b) A reinspection fee under par. (a) is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license renewal application form to the animal market operator.
ATCP 12.02(10) (10)Disease testing prior to movement from the market. If ch. ATCP 10 requires disease testing of an animal before the animal is moved from an animal market, the market operator shall keep that animal at the market premises until the results of the test are known.
ATCP 12.02(11) (11)Prohibitions. An animal market operator may not:
ATCP 12.02(11)(a) (a) Commingle animals of different species within the same vehicle or enclosure.
ATCP 12.02(11)(b) (b) Accept delivery of livestock or wild animals from an unlicensed animal trucker or animal dealer, if the operator knows or has reason to know that the animal trucker or animal dealer is unlicensed.
ATCP 12.02(11)(c) (c) Deliver livestock or wild animals to an unlicensed animal trucker for transport, if the operator knows or has reason to know that the animal trucker is unlicensed.
ATCP 12.02 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; r. and recr. (1), (2) and (5), cr. (2m), (2r), (2w), (4) (h), am. (3) (g), (4) (b), (d), Register, March, 1995, No. 471, eff. 4-1-95; am. (2m) (a) and (b), Register, May, 1999, No. 521, eff. 6-1-99; r. (2) (e), (f) and (2r) (c), am. (2m) (a) 2. and (2r) (b), Register, November, 2000, No. 539, eff. 12-1-00; CR 03-121: r. and recr. Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 04-103: am. (1), cr. (3) (fm) Register September 2005, No. 597, eff. 10-1-05; CR 06-009: am. (4) (a) (intro.), (c), (7) (a) and (10) Register September 2006 No. 609, eff. 10-1-06; CR 07-061: am. (4) (a) 1. to 3. Register June 2008 No. 630, eff. 7-1-09; CR 07-107: am. (1), r. (5), cr. (8) (j) Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08; r. (6) (a) 2. under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635; CR 11-048: am. (1), cr. (1m), am. (8) (b), (9) (a) 2., 5., 6., r. (9) (a) 9., (b) 4., cr. (9m), am. (11) (b) Register July 2012 No. 679, eff. 8-1-12; CR 13-058: am. (2) (b), (c) Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 6-1-14; corrections in (4) (c), (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register March 2014 No. 699; CR 15-092: am. (1m) (intro.), (3) (c), (d), (f), cr. (7) (i) Register July 2016 No. 727, eff. 10-1-16.
ATCP 12.03 ATCP 12.03Animal dealers.
ATCP 12.03(1) (1)License required. Except as provided in sub. (2), no person may do any of the following as principal or agent without an animal dealer license from the department:
ATCP 12.03(1)(a) (a) Engage in the business of buying livestock or wild animals for resale, slaughter, or exchange.
ATCP 12.03(1)(b) (b) Engage in the business of selling or exchanging livestock or wild animals.
ATCP 12.03(1)(d) (d) Engage in the business of leasing out livestock or wild animals to others.
ATCP 12.03(2) (2)License exemptions. Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:
ATCP 12.03(2)(a) (a) An employee of an animal dealer licensed under sub. (1) who acts solely on behalf of that licensed animal dealer.
ATCP 12.03(2)(b) (b) A farm operator who buys or exchanges livestock solely for dairy, breeding, or feeding operations on that farm, or who sells only livestock produced or raised on that farm.
ATCP 12.03(2)(c) (c) An animal market operator licensed under s. ATCP 12.02 or an employee of an animal market operator licensed under s. ATCP 12.02 who acts solely on behalf of that licensed animal market operator.
ATCP 12.03(2)(d) (d) The operator of a licensed meat establishment who buys livestock solely for slaughter at that meat establishment.
ATCP 12.03(2)(e) (e) A person holding a license under s. 169.15, 169.18, 169.19, or 169.26, Stats., who buys, sells, or exchanges wild animals solely for breeding or feeding purposes as part of the licensed operation, provided that the person is not otherwise engaged in buying for resale, selling, exchanging, or leasing out livestock or wild animals.
ATCP 12.03(2)(f) (f) An auctioneer registered under ch. 480, Stats., who conducts only the following sales of livestock:
ATCP 12.03(2)(f)1. 1. A farm auction sale at which no livestock are sold on consignment.
ATCP 12.03(2)(f)2. 2. An auction sale conducted at a state, county, or district fair, or at a breed association show.
ATCP 12.03(2)(f)3. 3. An auction sale conducted by a youth organization.
ATCP 12.03(3) (3)License provisions. An annual license under sub. (1) expires on June 30 and is not transferable. If the animal dealer keeps livestock at animal dealer premises, the license shall bear a livestock premises code issued to the animal dealer under s. ATCP 17.02 (7).
ATCP 12.03(4) (4)Applying for a license. An applicant for a license under sub. (1) shall apply on a form provided by the department. The application shall include all of the following:
ATCP 12.03(4)(a) (a) The person's legal name, and any trade names under which the person does business as an animal dealer.
ATCP 12.03(4)(b) (b) Each address from which the person does business as an animal dealer.
ATCP 12.03(4)(c) (c) An annual registration application, under s. ATCP 12.045 (2), for each animal transport vehicle that the person operates.
ATCP 12.03 Note Note: An animal dealer must register animal transport vehicles under s. ATCP 12.045, regardless of whether the animal dealer needs an animal trucker license under s. ATCP 12.04. An animal dealer needs an animal trucker license if the animal dealer transports livestock or wild animals for others, for hire.
ATCP 12.03(4)(d) (d) The fees required under sub. (5) and, if applicable, the fees under ss. ATCP 12.04 (4) and 12.045 (3).
ATCP 12.03(4)(dm) (dm) Additional information, if any, required under s. ATCP 17.02 (4) for purposes of livestock premises registration.
ATCP 12.03(4)(e) (e) Other relevant information required by the department for licensing purposes.
ATCP 12.03 Note Note: A person may obtain an application form under sub. (4) by calling (608) 224-4889, by visiting the department website at http://datcp.wi.gov, or by writing to the following address:
ATCP 12.03 Note Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Division of Animal Health
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911
ATCP 12.03(5) (5)License fees.
ATCP 12.03(5)(a)(a) A person shall pay a basic nonrefundable annual fee of $220 for an animal dealer license under sub. (1).
ATCP 12.03(5)(b) (b) A person shall pay a license fee surcharge of $100 if the department determines that the person, within 365 days prior to submitting a license application under sub. (4), operated as an animal dealer without a license in violation of sub. (1).
ATCP 12.03(5)(c) (c) A person who is required to pay a license fee surcharge under par. (b) shall also pay any license fees that are due under this subsection for the license year in which the person violated sub. (1).
ATCP 12.03(5)(d) (d) Payment of a surcharge under par. (b) or fees under par. (c) does not relieve an animal dealer of other civil or criminal liability that may result from a violation of sub. (1), nor does it constitute evidence of a violation of sub. (1).
ATCP 12.03(7) (7)Action on license application. The department shall grant or deny a license application within 30 business days after the applicant submits a complete application under sub. (4).
ATCP 12.03(8) (8)Denying, suspending, or revoking a license. The department may deny, suspend, or revoke an animal dealer license for cause, pursuant to s. 93.06 (7), Stats. Cause may include any of the following:
ATCP 12.03(8)(a) (a) Violation of ch. 95, Stats., ch. ATCP 10, or this chapter.
ATCP 12.03(8)(b) (b) Violation of any lawful order of the department.
ATCP 12.03(8)(c) (c) Violation of any provision of ch. 951, Stats., prohibiting crimes against animals.
ATCP 12.03(8)(d) (d) Preventing a department employee from performing his or her official duties, or interfering with the lawful performance of those duties.
ATCP 12.03(8)(e) (e) Physically assaulting a department employee while the employee is performing his or her official duties.
ATCP 12.03(8)(f) (f) Improper or unauthorized use of any official tag, brand, or tattoo.
ATCP 12.03(8)(g) (g) Refusal or failure, without just cause, to produce records or respond to a department subpoena.
ATCP 12.03(8)(h) (h) Payment of an application fee with a worthless check.
ATCP 12.03(8)(i) (i) Violation of 9 CFR Part 201, relating to registration or bonding requirements of the packers and stockyards
ATCP 12.03(9) (9)Animal dealer responsibilities. An animal dealer shall do all of the following:
ATCP 12.03(9)(a) (a) Maintain the animal dealer premises in a clean and sanitary condition.
ATCP 12.03(9)(b) (b) Provide adequate food, water, shelter, bedding, and pen space for all animals held more than 12 hours.
ATCP 12.03(9)(c) (c) Identify animals in compliance with s. ATCP 12.05.
ATCP 12.03(9)(d) (d) Keep records in compliance with s. ATCP 12.06.
ATCP 12.03(9)(e) (e) Handle downer animals in a humane manner, as required by s. ATCP 12.07.
ATCP 12.03(9)(f) (f) Notify the department of any address change within 10 days.
ATCP 12.03(9)(g) (g) Carry or post the animal dealer license issued by the department, and show the license upon request while conducting business.
ATCP 12.03(9)(h) (h) Comply with applicable requirements, under s. ATCP 12.045, related to animal transport vehicles.
ATCP 12.03(9)(i) (i) Transport and handle animals in a safe and humane manner.
ATCP 12.03(9m) (9m)Reinspection.
ATCP 12.03(9m)(a)(a) The department may charge, to the holder of a license under this section, a reinspection fee of $150 for a reinspection that the department makes to determine whether that person has corrected a previous violation of this chapter, or ch. 95, Stats., noted on a previous inspection report. The department may not charge a reinspection fee under this subsection for a routine or regularly scheduled inspection, or for an inspection that is required under this chapter.
ATCP 12.03(9m)(b) (b) A reinspection fee under par. (a) is payable when the reinspection is completed, and is due upon written demand from the department. The department may issue a demand for payment when it issues a license renewal application form to the animal dealer.
ATCP 12.03(10) (10)Prohibitions. An animal dealer may not:
ATCP 12.03(10)(a) (a) Commingle animals of different species within the same vehicle or enclosure.
ATCP 12.03(10)(b) (b) Accept delivery of livestock or wild animals from an unlicensed animal trucker, if the animal dealer knows or has reason to know that the animal trucker is unlicensed.
ATCP 12.03(10)(c) (c) Deliver livestock or wild animals to an unlicensed animal trucker for transport, if the animal dealer knows or has reason to know that the animal trucker is unlicensed.
ATCP 12.03 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1990, No. 420, eff. 1-1-91; r. and recr. (1), (2) and (4) (h), cr. (2m), (2r) and (2w), am. (3) (g), (4) (c), Register, March, 1995, No. 471, eff. 4-1-95; reprinted to correct error in (2r), Register, March, 1997, No. 495; am. (2m) (a), (b), (d) and (e), Register, May, 1999, No. 521, eff. 6-1-99; CR 03-121: r. and recr. Register September 2004 No. 585, eff. 10-1-04; CR 04-103: am. (3) and cr. (4) (dm) Register September 2005, No. 597, eff. 10-1-05; CR 06-009: am. (5) (a), (c) and (8) (a) Register September 2006 No. 609, eff. 10-1-06; CR 07-061: am. (5) (a) Register June 2008 No. 630, eff. 7-1-09; CR 07-107: r. (6), cr. (9) (i) Register November 2008 No. 635, eff. 12-1-08; correction in (7) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2008 No. 635; CR 11-048: am. (2) (c), cr. (9m) Register July 2012 679, eff. 8-1-12; CR 13-058: am. (1) (intro.) Register March 2014 No. 699, eff. 6-1-14; CR 15-092: am. (2) (b), (4) (d), cr. (8) (i) Register July 2016 No. 727, eff. 10-1-16.
ATCP 12.04 ATCP 12.04Animal truckers.
ATCP 12.04(1) (1)License required. Except as provided in sub. (2), no person may transport livestock or wild animals for hire without an annual animal trucker license from the department. An animal market operator or animal dealer shall also hold a license under this section if that animal market operator or animal dealer transports livestock or wild animals for hire. If the animal trucker keeps livestock on premises owned or controlled by the animal trucker, the license shall bear a livestock premises code issued to the animal trucker under s. ATCP 17.02 (7). An annual license under this section expires on June 30 and is not transferable.
ATCP 12.04(2) (2)License exemptions. No license is required under sub. (1) for any of the following:
ATCP 12.04(2)(a) (a) A person who transports livestock or wild animals solely as an employee of an animal trucker licensed under sub. (1), in a vehicle that the licensed animal trucker has registered under s. ATCP 12.045.
ATCP 12.04(2)(b)1.1. A person who is solely engaged in transporting livestock or wild animals that he or she owns.
ATCP 12.04(2)(b)2. 2. A person who transports livestock or wild animals solely as an employee of a person who owns those animals.
ATCP 12.04(2)(c) (c) A person who is solely engaged in the following activities:
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.