SECTION .0400 operations and staffing

 

02 NCAC 52K .0401 FENCING

(a) Animals and bedding shall be separated from the public with fencing to minimize the public's contact with manure and bedding. This does not apply to:

(1) animal rides (including pony, camel, and elephant rides);

(2) milking booths; or

(3) the petting of an animal held or restrained outside of its housing area by an exhibit operator or patron as part of an educational or photographic opportunity where there is limited possibility of contact with manure and bedding.

(b) Fencing shall be at least 29 inches high. On the side(s) of the exhibit intended for public contact, the fencing shall have a solid board or panel at the bottom at least eight inches high to contain manure and bedding.

(c) Fencing may allow children to reach through or over to pet and feed animals.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 106-520.3A;

Eff. September 1, 2006;

Amended Eff. September 1, 2014;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 22, 2015.