Game 15.02(1)(c) (c) A person is guilty of inhumane treatment for any, but not limited to, of the following acts: if the person overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, overworks, tortures, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance, drink or shelter, cruelly beats, mutilates any animal, or causes or procures any animal to be so overdriven, overloaded, driven when overloaded, overworked, tortured, tormented, deprived of necessary sustenance, drink, shelter, or to be cruelly beaten or mutilated; and whoever having charge or custody of any animal, either as owner or otherwise, subjects any animal to needless suffering, or inflicts unnecessary cruelty upon the animal, or in any manner abuses any animal, or fails to provide the animal with proper food, drink or shelter or protection from the weather, or who drives or otherwise uses an animal unfit for racing, training or other labor.
Game 15.02(2) (2) A sworn affidavit for each greyhound to be entered shall be filed by the trainer or owner with the steward stating the dog has not been trained on a live lure:
Game 15.02(2)(a) (a) The affidavit shall disclose the locations and dates of training and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of all trainers. This affidavit is to be filed by the trainer or owner prior to entry;
Game 15.02(2)(b) (b) Providing false information shall subject the licensee to a forfeiture, suspension, revocation of license or any combination;
Game 15.02(2)(d) (d) For purposes of this requirement it is presumed a greyhound cannot be trained at an age of less than 10 months.
Game 15.03 Game 15.03 Euthanasia.
Game 15.03 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90.
Game 15.04(2) (2) No person shall enter or permit a dog to be entered in a race if that person knows that the dog was trained in a state that does not specifically prohibit the use of live lures or bait in a race or training for entry in a race.
Game 15.04(3) (3) Any occupation licensee who violates this section shall have his or her occupation license revoked for life.
Game 15.04 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; am. (1) and (3), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; correction in (3) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 5., Stats., Register, July, 1990, No. 415; CR 03-070: am. (2) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 15.05 Game 15.05 General humane rules.
Game 15.05(1) (1) Greyhounds shall not be muzzled in their crates while housed in kennels on the grounds of a licensed association, unless permission is obtained by the division's veterinarian, which shall be granted only for valid veterinary medical concerns.
Game 15.05(2) (2) No greyhounds shall be removed from the grounds of the racetrack unless prior approval from a division steward or designee has been obtained, unless the greyhound is being removed for the purpose of receiving veterinary care and the greyhound is returning to the kennel compound or the greyhound is housed in the association's adoption kennel.
Game 15.05(4)(a) (a) All crates shall be designed and used for the sole purpose of transporting greyhounds. These crates shall be 2 feet wide, 3 feet long and 34 inches high.
Game 15.05(4)(b) (b) All crates shall be of sound construction, maintained in good repair and clean.
Game 15.05(4)(c) (c) All vehicles shall be in good repair.
Game 15.05(5) (5) All greyhounds shall have been vaccinated for rabies as provided in s. 95.21 (2), Stats.
Game 15.05(7) (7) The trainer of each kennel shall be responsible for the proper maintenance, upkeep and sanitary condition of the kennel, crates and turn-out pens.
Game 15.05(11) (11) No licensee shall possess any device capable of forced ingestion or absorption into a greyhound by human means unless the licensee possesses a written order from a veterinarian or the item is listed below:
Game 15.05(11)(a) (a) Oral syringe
Game 15.05(11)(b) (b) Eye dropper
Game 15.05(12) (12) No greyhound shall be rectally, orally, vaginally, naso-gastrically or gastrically probed or intubated without a written order from a veterinarian or have any item placed in a body cavity of a greyhound for the purpose of causing the animal to lose or gain weight.
Game 15.05 History History: Cr. Register, March, 1990, No. 411, eff. 4-1-90; am. (5), cr. (7) and (8), Register, July, 1990, No. 415, eff. 8-1-90; CR 03-070: r. (2), renum. (3) to be (2) and am., am. (4), (6), (8), cr. (9) to (12) Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 15.06 History History: CR 03-070: cr. Register November 2003 No. 575, eff. 12-1-03.
Game 15.07 Game 15.07 Kennel standards. Kennels and the kennel compound shall be maintained by the association and kennel owners in the following manner to promote the health, safety, and welfare of racing greyhounds and humans:
Game 15.07(3) (3) All kennel facilities shall have a functional climate control system to regulate the air temperature in the kennel to a minimum of 60 degrees during the winter heating season and 78 degrees during the summer cooling season.
Game 15.07(4)(a) (a) The presence of 2 or more greyhounds in a turn-out pen when no person representing the kennel is present within 20 feet of the kennel.
Game 15.07(6) (6) All kennels and the kennel compound shall be sufficiently luminated both internally and externally.
Game 15.07(7)(a) (a) Electrical outlets shall have coverplates, and all electrical wiring and lights shall be maintained in a manner which protects against damage by or injury to a greyhound.
Game 15.07(8) (8) All turn-out pens shall meet the following specifications:
Game 15.07(8)(b) (b) All turn-out pens shall have at least one gate a minimum of 36 inches wide.
Game 15.07(8)(c) (c) All turn-out pens shall be free of weeds and grass.
Game 15.07(8)(d) (d) All feces buckets located in a turn-out pen shall have secure lids.
Game 15.07(11) (11) All food and bedding shall be stored in a manner that prevents contamination and deterioration.
Game 15.07(12) (12) All kennels shall have interior running hot and cold water and an exterior cold water faucet.
Game 15.07(13) (13) All kennels shall have at least one fire extinguisher in working order.
Game 15.07(14) (14) All kennel buildings shall have at least one operational window with a screen and two operational exterior doors, one of which shall lead to a turn-out pen.
Game 15.08(1) (1) All racing associations and kennel owners shall provide systematic and effective insect and rodent control, including control of flies, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and mice, to all areas on association grounds under the association's or kennel owner's control.
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Published under authority of s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is alwaycurrent. The date shown on each chapter is the date the chapter was last published.