Wisconsin Animal Welfare Laws
of Natural Resources (DNR)
care and housing. (1). COMPLIANCE WITH RULES. No
license may be issued under this chapter unless
the department [DNR] determines that the applicant
will comply with all of the rules promulgated under
subs. (2) and (3).
(2) RULES; GENERAL.
The department shall promulgate and enforce rules
for the housing, care, treatment, enrichment, feeding
, and sanitation of wild animals subject to regulation
under this chapter to ensure all of the following:
(a) That the
wild animals receive humane treatment and enrichment.
(b) That the
wild animals are held under sanitary conditions.
(c) That the
wild animals receive adequate housing, care, and
(d) That the
public is protected from injury by the wild animals.
(3) RULES; HOUSING.
The rules for housing under sub. (2) shall include
requirements for size and location of permanent
enclosures and of temporary enclosures at locations
other than those where the wild animals are permanently
housed. The rules regulating the location of enclosures
shall include the distance required between 2 enclosures.
The rules for housing shall include specifications
for enclosures for each species of harmful wild
animal that the department designates under s. 169.11
(4) ORDERS. The
department may issue an order requiring any person
holding a license under this chapter to comply with
the rules promulgated under sub. (2).