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Connecticut General Statutes Annotated. TITLE 53. CRIMES CHAPTER 945 (OFFENSES AGAINST HUMANITY AND MORALITY) CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, Cruelty to Poultry

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Citation: CT ST 53-249

Citation: Conn. Gen. Stat. 53-249

Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2013

Summary:   This statute makes it illegal to transport poultry in any manner that is not sanitary, warm, and ventilated. Poultry must receive "reasonable care" to "prevent needless suffering."

Statute in Full:

Any crate or other container used for the purpose of transporting, shipping or holding for sale any live poultry shall be in a sanitary condition and shall be constructed so as to provide sufficient ventilation and warmth, and such poultry, while in such container, shall receive such reasonable care as may be required to prevent unnecessary suffering. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class D misdemeanor.


(1949 Rev., § 8573; 2012, P.A. 12-80, § 106.)


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