Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. § 597k. Bristle bur, tack bur, etc.; use on animals

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Primary Citation:  West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code § 597k Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2023 Alternate Citation:  CA PENAL § 597k Date Adopted:  1953 Historical: 
Summary: This section makes it a misdemeanor to use a bristle bur, tack bur, or similar device, to be used on a horse or any other animal. A violation is punishable with imprisonment and/or imprisonment.

Anyone who, having care, custody or control of any horse or other animal, uses what is known as the bristle bur, tack bur, or other like device, by whatsoever name known or designated, on such horse or other animal for any purpose whatsoever, is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($ 50) nor more than five hundred dollars ($ 500), or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 10 days nor more than 175 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Added by Stats.1953, c. 32, p. 640, § 11. Amended by Stats.1983, c. 1092, § 308, eff. Sept. 27, 1983, operative Jan. 1, 1984.)


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