Full Statute Name:  West's Idaho Code Annotated. Title 18. Crimes and Punishments. Chapter 58. Public Health and Safety

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Primary Citation:  I.C. § 18-5803 - 18-5808 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  ID ST § 18-5803, § 18-5804, § 18-5807, § 18-5808
Summary:

These Idaho statutes make certain activities involved with animal slaughter criminal. For example, it is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine to put the carcass of any dead animal into any river, creek, pond or street. It is a misdemeanor to slaughter or sell any animal that has been confined for 20 hours without water or 48 hours without food. The statutes also make it a felony if a mischievous animal is allowed to run at large and the animal kills a person.

Statute Text: 

 

§ 18-5803 . Exposure of animal carcasses

§ 18-5804 . Slaughter and sale of famished animals

§ 18-5807 . Leaving carcasses near highways, dwellings and streams, and pollution of water used for domestic purposes

§ 18-5808 . Permitting mischievous animal at large

 

§ 18-5803. Exposure of animal carcasses

Every person who puts the carcass of any dead animal, or the offal of any slaughter pen, corral or butcher shop, into any river, creek, pond, street, alley, public highway or road in common use, or who attempts to destroy the same by fire within one-fourth ( 1/4 ) of a mile of any city, town or village, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)

S.L. 1972, ch. 336, § 1.

 

§ 18-5804. Slaughter and sale of famished animals

Every person who slaughters, offers or exposes for sale to the public any animal or animals that have been confined for forty-eight (48) hours or more without proper food, or twenty (20) hours without water, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


CREDIT(S)

S.L. 1972, ch. 336, § 1.

 

§ 18-5807. Leaving carcasses near highways, dwellings and streams, and pollution of water used for domestic purposes

Any person who shall knowingly leave the carcass of any animal within a quarter of a mile of any inhabited dwelling, or on, along or within a quarter of a mile of any public highway or stream of water, for a longer period than twenty-four hours, without burying the same, and by such exposure or burial within 200 feet of any stream, canal, ditch, flume, or other irrigation works shall pollute or contaminate, so as to render unfit for domestic use, any natural stream of water, or the water in any canal, ditch, flume, or other irrigation works, used by others for domestic purposes, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined any sum not to exceed $100.00.

CREDIT(S)

S.L. 1972, ch. 336, § 1.

 

§ 18-5808. Permitting mischievous animal at large

If the owner of a mischievous animal, knowing its propensities, wilfully suffers it to go at large, or keeps it without ordinary care, and such animal, while so at large, or while not kept with ordinary care, kills any human being who has taken all the precautions which circumstances permitted, or which a reasonable person would ordinarily take in the same situation, is guilty of a felony.


CREDIT(S)

S.L. 1972, ch. 336, § 1.

 

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