KSC, TITLE 11.  LAND & ENVIRONMENT
 
 
Chapter 15.  Pig Control

Section 11.1501.  Seizure; disposition.
Section 11.1502.  Action at law; double damages.
Section 11.1503.  Regulation.

      Section 11.1501.  Seizure; disposition.

     (1)  The Police seize a foraging pig and transport it to a facility operated by the Division of Livestock Production and Research.

     (2)  For the three days immediately following its seizure of a pig the Police broadcast a notice of the date, time, and place of the seizure in a manner reasonably calculated to reach the owner of the pig.  If the Police know, or have good cause to know, the identity of the person who owns the pig, it gives actual or written notice to the person in addition to the notice provided in this subsection.

     (3)  The Division maintains a seized pig at the facility keeping an accurate record of pigs delivered by the Police.

     (4)  The Division may release a pig upon its receipt of:

     (a)  an affidavit of a person asserting ownership of the pig; and

     (b)  ten dollars from the affiant for each twenty-four hour period or part thereof during which it has maintained the pig.

     (5)  A pig maintained for four consecutive mornings becomes Government property at dawn of the fourth morning and the Government thereafter has the full possessory rights in the pig.

     (6)  A person holding a fee simple or leasehold interest in a parcel of land and in actual possession of the parcel who observes a pig destroying crops on land of which he is in lawful possession may seize a pig foraging on the land without the person's consent.  The person immediately has full possessory rights to that pig upon seizure.  The Police assist a person acting pursuant to this subsection upon his request.

Background
Subsection (1) was amended by State Law 7-1.

      Section 11.1502.  Action at law; double damages.
       In addition to any other available action or remedy a person who suffers personal injury or property damage caused by a pig may bring an action in a Court against the owner of the pig and, upon a showing of the owner's negligence, or a violation of this chapter or regulations pursuant hereto leading to the injury or damage, be entitled to an award of an amount twice the value of the damage to property of personal injury caused by the pig.  A showing of damage or injury raises a rebuttable presumption of the owner's negligence.

      Section 11.1503.  Regulation.

     (1)  The Administrator of the Division [of] Livestock Production and Research issues regulations providing for the manner of constructing pig enclosures to prevent escape of the enclosed pigs, if properly maintained, including alternative types of enclosures utilizing both local and imported materials and allowing for the number and size of the pigs to be enclosed.

     (2)  The Administrator of the Division of Sanitation issues regulations establishing the conditions of sanitation to be maintained in the types of pig enclosures described in the regulations prepared pursuant to subsection (1).

Background
Amended by State Law 7-1.
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