Summary: Under this Maryland law, a person may not import into the State, offer for sale, trade, barter, possess, breed, or exchange the following species of animals:foxes, skunks, raccoons, bears, caimans, alligators, crocodiles, wild cats, wolves, nonhuman primates, and venomous snakes.
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What are the animal laws in the state of Maryland?
The Maryland General Laws supplement covers the additions to the Cruelty of Animals statutes for Maryland from 1890-1898. The amendments cover court procedure to implementation of specific laws for certain animals. MD – Animal control – 1-1315. Adoption fee waiver for veterans at animal control facilities
What wild animals can you own as pets in Maryland?
You are restricted from owning a wide variety of exotic pets in Maryland. Wild felines, wild canines, bears, raccoons, skunks, alligators, primates, certain venomous snakes, and other exotic pets are banned from ownership. You are allowed to keep hedgehogs and sugar gliders. In Massachusetts, wild animals cannot be kept as pets.
Is it illegal to own a turtle in Maryland?
No, you can legally own a turtle in Maryland, it all depends on the species. There are certain endangered species that are protected by the law that are illegal to own, but most of the common ones are not endangered and you can own them as pets.
Is it legal to sell cats and dogs in Maryland?
In 2020, Maryland revamped this chapter on the retail sale of cats and dogs. Under the amendments, a retail pet store may not offer for sale or otherwise transfer or dispose of cats or dogs.