Brand & Theft

BRAND & THEFT COMMITTEE

Shane Anderson, Chairman
Joe Schettler, Vice Chairman
 
19-Resolution passed in 2019
18-Resolution passed in 2018
 

BRAND LAW ENFORCEMENT - 19 (BT)

WHEREAS, the NDSA was established to protect livestock producers against loss and theft; and

WHEREAS, North Dakota’s brand laws and brand programs are designed to achieve that goal; and

WHEREAS, NDSA brand officials work cooperatively with law enforcement agencies, state’s attorneys and others to bring forth jus­tice in livestock-related cases.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the NDSA works to strengthen the enforcement of North Dakota’s livestock laws to enhance the protection of livestock producers.

 

STOLEN CATTLE - 19 (BT)

        WHEREAS, a specific federal statute pro­hibits the interstate shipment of stolen cattle and prescribes a penalty for its violation with­out regard to the outcome of any local prose­cution for the larceny of the cattle involved in the interstate shipment; and

WHEREAS, this federal law is not ade­quately enforced, especially where local ac­tion has been taken.

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the NDSA urges and specifically requests the Jus­tice Department to prosecute all known viola­tors of the federal law and, further, to vigor­ously enforce such law without regard to the outcome of any local prosecution.

 

BRAND OFFICIALS’ INVOLVEMENT IN ANIMAL SEIZURES - 18 (BT)

WHEREAS, statutes within the livestock chapter of the North Dakota Century Code al­low for the seizure and forced sale of livestock protected under the state’s brand laws result­ing in a change of ownership; and

WHEREAS, the east and west river field­men and chief brand inspector of the NDSA are granted law enforcement authority to carry out state law.

        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the NDSA supports the requirement that an NDSA licensed peace officer be involved be­fore seizure and the possible sale of any live­stock protected under North Dakota brand law prior to the animals being seized or removed from a premises. 

 


 


 

 

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