Full Statute Name:  Connecticut General Statutes Annotated. TITLE 53. CRIMES. Chapter 945. (Offenses Against Humanity and Morality) Cruelty to Animals. § 53-249. Cruelty to poultry

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Popular Title:  Connecticut Poultry Transportation Law Primary Citation:  C. G. S. A. § 53-249 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2023 Alternate Citation:  CT ST § 53-249 Date Adopted:  1949 Historical: 
Summary: This statute makes it illegal to transport poultry in any manner that is not sanitary, warm, and ventilated. Poultry must receive "reasonable care" to "prevent unnecessary suffering." Violation of this provision is a class D misdemeanor.

Any crate or other container used for the purpose of transporting, shipping or holding for sale any live poultry shall be in a sanitary condition and shall be constructed so as to provide sufficient ventilation and warmth, and such poultry, while in such container, shall receive such reasonable care as may be required to prevent unnecessary suffering. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class D misdemeanor.


(1949 Rev., § 8573; 2012, P.A. 12-80, § 106.)


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