If I Have Livestock On My Property Am I Required To Have Them Fenced In?
Yes. If you possess livestock of any kind you must keep them restrained either by fence or other method. It is illegal to permit your livestock to run free from your control, and you can be found guilty of a misdemeanor for allowing your livestock to run free.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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