Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 596.5. Elephants; abusive behavior by owner or manager; misdemeanor

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Primary Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 596.5 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  September, 2023 Alternate Citation:  CA PENAL § 596.5 Date Adopted:  1989 Historical: 
Summary: This statute makes it a misdemeanor for an owner or manager of an elephant to engage in abuse and specifies certain behaviors that qualify as abuse.

It shall be a misdemeanor for any owner or manager of an elephant to engage in abusive behavior towards the elephant, which behavior shall include the discipline of the elephant by any of the following methods:

(a) Deprivation of food, water, or rest.
(b) Use of electricity.
(c) Physical punishment resulting in damage, scarring, or breakage of skin.
(d) Insertion of any instrument into any bodily orifice.
(e) Use of martingales.
(f) Use of block and tackle.


(Added by Stats.1989, c. 1423, § 1.)


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