Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 18
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CHAPTER 70
TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY
18-7037.  Unauthorized release of certain animals, birds or aquatic species — Penalties. (1) Any person who without expressed permission from the owner or agent releases an animal, a bird, or an aquatic species which has been lawfully confined for agriculture, science, research, commerce, public propagation, protective custody, or education is liable: (a) to the owner or agent exercising possession of the animal, bird or aquatic species for damages and replacement costs, including the costs of restoring the animal, bird, or aquatic species to confinement and to its health condition prior to release; and (b) for damage to personal and real property caused by the release of the animal, bird or aquatic species. If the release causes the failure of an experiment, the person is liable for all costs of repeating the experiment, including replacement of the animal, bird or aquatic species.
(2)  Any person who intentionally and without permission releases an animal, a bird, or an aquatic species which has been lawfully confined for agriculture, science, research, commerce, public propagation, protective custody, or education is guilty of a misdemeanor.

History:
[18-7037, added 1990, ch. 38, sec. 1, p. 58.]


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