[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway 10-11-2005 by Ord. No. O-33-05. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned, controlled or operated by the City of Rahway and to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to prescribe the penalties for failure to comply therewith.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- To give, place, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting or enticing wildlife. Feeding does not include baiting, such as the legal baiting of fish and/or game.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- All animals that are neither human nor domesticated.
No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned, controlled or operated by the City of Rahway, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (e.g., wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers or unconfined wildlife at environmental educational centers).
Any person(s) found to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.