947.05 Livestock brand offenses.

(A) No person, with purpose to deprive the owner of livestock and without privilege to do so, shall knowingly apply a brand to livestock owned by another or knowingly destroy or alter a brand on livestock owned by another.

(B) No person shall knowingly offer to sell, sell, purchase, or transport livestock on which a brand has been destroyed or altered for the purpose of depriving the owner of the livestock.

(C) No person, without privilege to do so, shall knowingly use a brand registered to another.

(D) No person shall knowingly apply a brand to livestock in a way that overlaps, disfigures, mutilates, or destroys a brand or other mark of identification or ownership previously applied.

Cite as R.C. § 947.05

History. Effective Date: 04-04-1985