Equine-Related Legislation

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Secs. 598c and 598d, CA Penal Code (Prop. 6)


The following is the actual wording of the Bill as it was passed into law


PROHIBITION OF HORSE SLAUGHTER

AND

SALE OF HORSEMEAT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION

ACT OF 1998



SECTION 1. Section 598c is added to the Penal Code, to read:

Section 598c Prohibition of Horse Slaughter

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of law, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess, import into, or export from, the state, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse with the intent of killing, or killing or having another person kill that horse, where that person knows or should have known that any part of that horse will be used for human consumption.

(b) For purposes of this section, "horse" means any equine, including any horse, pony, burro, or mule.

(c) Violation of this section is a felony punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, 2 years or 3 years.

(d) It is not the intent of this section to impact any commonly accepted horse commercial, non-commercial, recreational or sporting activity.

(e) It is not the intent of this section to impact any existing laws which relate to horse tax or zoning.

SECTION 2. Section 598d is added to the Penal code, to read:

Section 598d Prohibition on Sale of Horsemeat

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, horsemeat shall not be offered for sale for human consumption. No restaurant, cafe, or other public eating place shall offer horsemeat for human consumption.

(b) Violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000; confinement in jail for not less than 30 days nor more than two years; or both the fine and confinement.

(c) A second or subsequent offense under this chapter is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for not less than two years nor more than five years.


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