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West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. 598c. Horse slaughter for human consumption

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Citation: CA PENAL 598c

Citation: West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code 598c


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2012

Summary:   Under this statute, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to import into or export from the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any equine with the intent of killing, or having another kill, that equine, if that person knows or should have known that any part of that equine will be used for human consumption.  Violation incurs a possible felony conviction with imprisonment from 16 months to three years.


Statute in Full:

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to import into or export from the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse with the intent of killing, or having another kill, that horse, if that person knows or should have known that any part of that horse will be used for human consumption.

(b) For purposes of this section, “horse” means any equine, including any horse, pony, burro, or mule.

(c) Violation of this section is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or two or three years.

(d) It is not the intent of this section to affect any commonly accepted commercial, noncommercial, recreational, or sporting activity that relates to horses.

(e) It is not the intent of this section to affect any existing law that relates to horse taxation or zoning.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Initiative Measure (Prop. 6, § 4, eff. Nov. 4, 1998). Amended by Stats.2011, c. 15 (A.B.109), § 412, eff. April 4, 2011, operative Oct. 1, 2011; Stats.2011, c. 39 (A.B.117), § 18, eff. June 30, 2011, operative Oct. 1, 2011.)

 


 



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