Killing, maiming, disfiguring or poisoning animal of another person; killing estray or livestock.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, any person who willfully and maliciously kills, maims or disfigures any animal belonging to another, or exposes any poison or noxious substance with intent that it should be taken by the animal is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $10,000.
2. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 205.220, a person who willfully and maliciously kills an estray or one or more head of livestock, without the authority to do so, is guilty of a category C felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
3. The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to any person who kills a dog pursuant to NRS 575.020.
4. As used in this section:
(a) “Estray” means any livestock running at large upon public or private lands in this state, whose owner is unknown in the section where the animal is found.
(b) “Livestock” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 205.219.
Last modified: February 25, 2006