This article considers the history, interpretation, and constitutionality of statutory exemptions that preclude prosecution either for misdemeanor or felony violation of North Carolina's criminal animal-cruelty statute, section 14-3601 of the General Statutes, in nine situations.
William A. Reppy Jr.,
Broad Exemptions in Animal-Cruelty Statutes Unconstitutionally Deny Equal Protection of the Law,
70 Law and Contemporary Problems
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