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54-907. Act; applicability.The Livestock AnimalWelfare Act shall not apply to:(1) Care ortreatment of a livestock animal or other conduct by a veterinarian or veterinarytechnician licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Actthat occurs within the scope of his or her employment, that occurs while actingin his or her professional capacity, or that conforms to commonly acceptedveterinary practices;(2) Euthanasia of a livestock animal or livestock animals as conductedby the owner or by his or her agent or a veterinarian upon the owner's request;(3) Researchactivity carried on by any research facility currently meeting the standardsof the federal Animal Welfare Act, 7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq., as such act existedon January 1, 2010;(4) Commonly accepted animal welfare practices with respect to livestockanimals and commercial livestock operations, including their transport fromone location to another and nonnegligent actions taken by personnel or agentsof the Department of Agriculture or the United States Department of Agriculturein the performance of duties prescribed by law;(5) Commonly followedpractices occurring in conjunction with the slaughter of animals for foodor byproducts;(6) Commonly accepted animal training practices; and(7) Commonly acceptedpractices occurring in conjunction with sanctioned rodeos, animal racing,and pulling contests. SourceLaws 2010, LB865, § 7. Cross ReferencesVeterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act, see section 38-3301.