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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton by Ord. No. 015, Series 2004 (Title 6, Ch. 6.04, of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to buy, sell or offer for sale a native or foreign species or subspecies of mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile, or the dead body or parts thereof, which appears on the endangered species list published in the Code of Federal Regulations pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Public Law 205, 93rd Congress), as amended.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to possess with intent to sell or offer for sale, or buy or attempt to buy within the Village any of the following animals, alive or dead, or any part or product thereof: all wild cats of the family felidae, polar bear (thalarctos maritimus), red wolf (canis niger), vicuna (vicugna vicugna), alligator, caiman or crocodile of the order of crocodilia, gray or timber wolf (canis lupus), sea otter (enhydra lutris), Pacific ridley turtle (lepidochelys olivacea), Atlantic green turtle (chelonia mydas), Mexican ridley turtle (lepidochelys kempi).
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
No person, firm or corporation shall import or cause to be imported into the Village of Grafton any part of the plumage, skin or dead body of any species of hawk, owl or eagle. This section shall not be construed to forbid or restrict importation or use of the plumage, skin, body or any part thereof legally collected for use by Native Americans for ceremonial purposes or in the preservation of their tribal customs and heritage.
No person shall keep, raise, possess or have under such person's control, either temporarily or permanently, any venomous reptile or snake, constrictor snake or any nonvenomous snake more than five feet in length at maturity; lizards up to more than five feet in length at maturity; poisonous insect or arachnid; a wild animal, including but not limited to a live monkey or other non-human primate, alligator or crocodile, bat, raccoon, skunk, coyote and coyote-dog hybrids, fox, prairie dog, cheetah, cougar, jaguar, leopard, lion, lynx, panther, tiger or hybrids thereof, wolf and wolf-dog hybrids, or any other animal or bird of prey which can normally be found in the wild state.
A. 
No person shall keep within the corporate limits of the Village, either temporarily or permanently, any live bees, fowl (except domesticated chickens per Chapter 6.10 of this title), gamecocks and other fighting birds, cows, cattle, horses, sheep, swine, pot-bellied pigs used for breeding purposes, goats, ducks, turkeys, geese, or any other domesticated livestock. No rabbits shall be kept within any portion of any multiple-family dwelling. The provisions of this section shall not apply to cows, cattle, horses, sheep, swine, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, or any other domesticated livestock located on properties in the A-1 (Prime Agriculture), A-2 (Agriculture) or A-3 (Agricultural Holding) zoning districts.
[Amended 8-7-2017 by Ord. No. 006-2017]
B. 
One Vietnamese pot-bellied pig (sus scrofa-domestica) per single-family household may be kept as a pet, but not for breeding purposes. Bred pot-bellied pigs shall be deemed livestock and are subject to the provisions of Subsection A above. In addition, any person having a pot-bellied pig in his possession or under his control shall be subject to the waste product removal requirements provided in § 6.08.090 and the running at large provisions provided in § 6.08.110 of this title.
A. 
The provisions outlined in this chapter shall not be deemed to prevent the lawful importation, possession, purchase or sale of any species by any public agency, licensed veterinary clinics, bona fide animal rehabilitation homes, pet shops, zoological gardens, public or private educational institutions, agricultural fairs, shows or projects of 4-H Clubs, a display for judging purposes, circuses and professional animal acts, research purposes by persons holding federal permits, or by a person holding a scientific collector's permit issued by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources of the state, or to any person or organization licensed to present a circus or similar recreational event.
B. 
The prohibitions outlined in this chapter shall not apply to: residents of the Village who possessed one or more of the prohibited species prior to the effective date of this chapter and who register same with the office of the Village Clerk within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter.
1. 
Any resident who shall claim exemption under Subsection B shall furnish satisfactory evidence in the form of a bill of sale, veterinary records, or other proof satisfactory to the Village Clerk, which demonstrates ownership of the otherwise prohibited species prior to the effective date of this chapter.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the general penalty in Chapter 1.08 of this Code. Each act of violation and every day upon which a violation occurs or continues constitute a separate offense.