2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 38



All alligators 48" or less in length shall be housed in environmental chambers
unless a special permit is issued by the department to move them to outside
growth areas. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Three violation as
described in Title 56.
e. Alligator farmers shall house alligators of different lengths into at
least three groups, providing separation for all alligators less than two feet in
length, two to four feet in length, and over four feet in length. Violation of this
Subparagraph is a Class Three violation as described in Title 56.
f. All facilities, alligator stock, and records are subject to examination
by department personnel prior to permitting and thereafter during farm
operation. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Three violation as
described in Title 56.
g. It shall be unlawful for alligator eggs or alligators to be moved
from a licensed premises without permitting/approval of the department.
Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Three violation as described in Title
56.
h. Any alligator egg or alligator raised on an alligator farm shall be
cared for under conditions that do not threaten the survival of such egg and
alligator as determined by the biological staff of the Coastal and Nongame
Resources Division. In making such determination, Coastal and Nongame
Resources Division biologists shall take into consideration sanitary conditions,
temperature control, feeding, overcrowding and other conditions which affect
the survival of alligator eggs and alligators. If the biological staff of the
Coastal and Nongame Resources Division determines that the survival of any
alligator egg or alligator is threatened due to the conditions on an alligator
farm, the department shall notify the alligator farmer and shall provide the
farmer with 60 days to take corrective action. If the farmer fails to take
corrective action within 60 days, the department shall have the authority to
confiscate any alligator egg or alligator which remains under conditions that
threaten the survival of such alligator egg or alligator and to dispose of such
alligator egg or alligator as the department deems necessary. Violation of this
Subparagraph is a Class Four violation as described in Title 56.
16. Farm-Raised Alligator Slaughter Methods
a.i. Legal methods for the slaughter of farm-raised alligators are as
follows:
(a). penetrating captive bolt
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