Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 597v. Newborn dog or cat; methods of killing

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Primary Citation:  CA PENAL § 597v Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2014 Alternate Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597v Date Adopted:  1972
Summary:

The statute prohibits the killing of a newborn dog or cat whose eyes have not yet opened by any other method than by the use of chloroform vapor or by inoculation of barbiturates.

Statute Text: 

No person, peace officer, officer of a humane society, or officer of a pound or animal regulation department of a public agency shall kill any newborn dog or cat whose eyes have not yet opened by any other method than by the use of chloroform vapor or by inoculation of barbiturates.

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1972, c. 887, p. 1583, § 2. Amended by Stats.1978, c. 1146, p. 3513, § 5; Stats.1998, c. 751 (S.B.1659), § 5.)

 

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