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462 Mailability

  1. The mailing of a live animal for the purpose of participating in an animal-fighting venture, as defined in 461.2, is prohibited regardless of whether such venture is permitted under a United States state, district, commonwealth, territory, or possession in which it is conducted. Violators can be subject to criminal penalties under 7 U.S.C. 2156 and 18 U.S.C. 49.
  2. The mailing of animal-fighting accessories as defined in 461.3 is prohibited. Violators can be subject to criminal penalties under 7 U.S.C. 2156.
  3. The mailing of animal-fighting matter promoting or furthering an animal-fighting venture conducted in any state, except for a venture involving live birds permitted under the laws of the state in which they are conducted, is nonmailable. See DMM 601.7.5.7.