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. 5/48-5. Horse mutilation

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Popular Title:  Horse Mutilation Act Primary Citation:  720 ILCS 5/48-5 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  October, 2023 Alternate Citation:  IL ST CH 720 § 5/48-5 (FORMER ACT IL ST CH 720 § 315/0.01 - 1) Date Adopted:  1891 Historical: 
Summary: This act text prevents the docking of horses' tails. Violation results in a Class A misdemeanor.

§ 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.

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

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