[Also see the administrative regulations at https://www.animallaw.info/administrative/connecticut-equines-transportation-equines].
Any person who carries or causes to be carried or has the care of any equine in or attached to any vehicle or otherwise in an unnecessarily cruel or inhumane manner, or in a way and manner which might endanger the equine or knowingly and wilfully authorizes or permits such equine to be subjected to unnecessary torture, suffering or cruelty of any kind in the transporting of such equine, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars. The Commissioner of Agriculture shall adopt regulations pursuant to chapter 541 pertaining to the transportation of equines upon the highways of Connecticut as deemed necessary to prevent the cruel or inhumane treatment of equines.
(1975, P.A. 75-589, § 2, eff. July 7, 1975; 2003, June 30 Sp.Sess., P.A. 03-6, § 146, eff. July 1, 2004; 2004, P.A. 04-189, § 1, eff. June 1, 2004; 2007, P.A. 07-217, § 104, eff. July 12, 2007.)
1 C.G.S.A. § 4-166 et seq.