87-4-424. Classification -- restrictions on importation of certain species. (1) In order to properly regulate importation:
(a) the department shall classify cloven-hoofed ungulates that have been determined through scientific investigation to pose a threat to native wildlife or livestock through nonspecific genetic dilution or habitat degradation or competition caused by feral populations of escaped alternative livestock and shall notify the department of livestock of any changes in classification as they occur; and
(b) the department of livestock shall classify cloven-hoofed ungulates that have been determined through scientific investigation to pose a threat to native wildlife or livestock through parasites or disease.
(2) The department of livestock shall restrict from importation for purposes of alternative livestock ranching any species or subspecies and their hybrids with native species that have been classified in accordance with subsection (1) as posing a threat to native wildlife or livestock. Importation permitted by the department of livestock must comply with the requirements of Title 81, chapter 2, part 7. Copies of import permits issued by the department of livestock must be shared with the department within 10 calendar days. Other pertinent documentation relating to importation must be shared as it becomes available.