Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides that no person may knowingly engage in, sponsor, instigate, assist, or profit from the killing or wounding of an animal for the purpose of sport, amusement, attainment or production of a trophy, or collection of a prize, if the animal is confined in a man-made enclosure or otherwise restrained from engaging in normal movement. Also prohibits the sale or purchase of any animal, or any part of an animal, killed or wounded in that way. Applies to exotic mammals brought into this State as well as Illinois game and fur-bearing mammals; exempts native white-tailed deer. Prohibits the operation of exotic game hunting areas and the importation of exotic mammals for hunting purposes. Makes violation a business offense, subject to a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $5,000 or twice the amount of financial gain realized by the person from the commission of the violation.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Deletes provisions relating to animals that are not exotic mammals. Specifies that the remaining provisions do not apply to trapping activities as otherwise permitted by Illinois law.
Fiscal Note (S-AM1) (Department of Natural Resources)