This Rhode Island statute requires poultry be shipped in sanitary, warm, and ventilated containers.
Any crate or other container used for the purpose of transporting, shipping, or holding for sale any live poultry shall be in a sanitary condition and shall be constructed so as to provide sufficient ventilation and warmth and the poultry, while in that container, shall receive any reasonable care as may be required to prevent unnecessary suffering. Any person violating any provision of this section shall, for each offense, be imprisoned not exceeding fifteen (15) days or be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars ($ 100), or both.
HISTORY: G.L. 1945, ch. 640, § 23; P.L. 1945, ch. 1651, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 4-1-7.
NOTES: CROSS REFERENCES. Poultry handling license, §§ 4-10-1 -- 4-10-16.