“Pig” means a porcine animal of a type maintained as livestock.
“Turning around freely” means having the ability to turn in a complete circle in an enclosure without an impediment, including a tether, and without touching any side of the enclosure.
A person commits the offense of restrictive confinement of a pregnant pig if the person confines a pregnant pig for more than 12 hours during any 24-hour period in a manner that prevents the pregnant pig from:
Lying down and fully extending its limbs; or
Turning around freely.
Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to a pregnant pig:
That is being transported;
In a rodeo exhibition, a state or county fair exhibition or a similar exhibition;
During the slaughtering process;
During lawful scientific or agricultural research;
During an examination, operation or test by a veterinarian or during temporary treatment for veterinary purposes; or
In the seven-day period before the pig farrows.
The offense of restrictive confinement of a pregnant pig is a Class A violation. [2007 c.722 §1]