Popular Title: Horse Mutilation ActPrimary Citation: 720 ILCS 5/48-5Country of Origin: United StatesLast Checked: October, 2022Alternate Citation: IL ST CH 720 § 5/48-5 (FORMER ACT IL ST CH 720 § 315/0.01 - 1)Date Adopted: 1891Historical:
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.
Credits Laws 1961, p. 1983, § 48-5, added by P.A. 97-1108, § 10-5, eff. Jan. 1, 2013.