SECTION 1. Section 39A of Chapter 129 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is amended by striking the second paragraph, in lines 13 to 17, and inserting in place thereof the following:-
This section shall not apply to a publicly or privately owned zoological park, a publicly owned animal pound, a privately operated animal shelter or rescue organization, to persons selling, exchanging or otherwise transferring the offspring of their personally owned animals, or to horse or cattle auctions.
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