Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 597u. Animals; prohibited killing methods

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Primary Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597u Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  November, 2017 Alternate Citation:  CA PENAL § 597u Date Adopted:  1998
Summary:

This statute prohibits the use by any person of carbon monoxide gas or an intracardiac injection of a euthanasia agent on a conscious animal to kill an animal.

Statute Text: 

(a) A person, peace officer, officer of a humane society, or officer of a pound or animal regulation department of a public agency shall not kill an animal by using either of the following methods:

(1) Carbon monoxide gas.

(2) Intracardiac injection of a euthanasia agent on a conscious animal, unless the animal is heavily sedated or anesthetized in a humane manner, or comatose, or unless, in light of all the relevant circumstances, the procedure is justifiable.

(b) With respect to the killing of a dog or cat, a person, peace officer, officer of a humane society, or officer of a pound or animal regulation department of a public agency shall not use any of the methods specified in subdivision (a) or any of the following methods:

(1) High-altitude decompression chamber.

(2) Nitrogen gas.

(3) Carbon dioxide gas.

Credits
(Added by Stats.1998, c. 751 (S.B.1659), § 4, operative Jan. 1, 2000. Amended by Stats.2005, c. 652 (A.B.1426), § 1; Stats.2016, c. 105 (A.B.2505), § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2017.)

 

 

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