Full Statute Name:  West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated. Chapter 720. Criminal Offenses. Offenses Against Property. Act 315. Horse Mutilation Act.

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Popular Title:  Horse Mutilation Act Primary Citation:  IL ST CH 720 § 315/0.01 - 1 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Date Adopted:  1891

This act was repealed in 2013. The former text  prevents the docking of horses' tails. Violation results in a Class A misdemeanor.

Statute Text: 

Act Repealed by P.A. 97-1108, § 20-22, eff.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.


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.

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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