Full Statute Name:  West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated - Chapter 720. Criminal Offenses Criminal Code - Act 5. Criminal Code of 2012 - Title V. Added Articles - Article 48. Animals

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Popular Title:  Horse Mutilation Act Primary Citation:  720 ILCS 5/48-5; FORMER ACT IL ST CH 720 § 315/0.01 - 1 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2015 Alternate Citation:  IL ST CH 720 § 5/48-5 Date Adopted:  1891
Summary:

This act  text  prevents the docking of horses' tails. Violation results in a Class A misdemeanor.

Statute Text: 

720 ILCS 5/48-5

§ 48-5. Horse mutilation.

(a) A person commits horse mutilation when he or she cuts the solid part of the tail of any horse in the operation known as docking, or by any other operation performed for the purpose of shortening the tail, and whoever shall cause the same to be done, or assist in doing this cutting, unless the same is proved to be a benefit to the horse.

(b) Sentence. Horse mutilation is a Class A misdemeanor.

Credits
Laws 1961, p. 1983, § 48-5, added by P.A. 97-1108, § 10-5, eff. Jan. 1, 2013.

 

 

Former Act Repealed by P.A. 97-1108, § 20-22, eff. Jan. 1, 2013

Former Text:

315/0.01. Short title

§ 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Horse Mutilation Act.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1891, p. 101, § 0.01, added by P.A. 86-1324, § 84, eff. Sept. 6, 1990.

 

315/1. Mutilation of horses' tails; punishment

§ 1. Whoever cuts the solid part of the tail of any horse in the operation known as docking, or by any other operation performed for the purpose of shortening the tail, and whoever shall cause the same to be done, or assist in doing such cutting, unless the same is proved to be a benefit to the horse, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
CREDIT(S)

Laws 1891, p. 101, § 1, eff. July 1, 1891. Amended by P.A. 77-2830, Art. 11, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1973.
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