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West's Annotated California Codes. Penal Code. Part 1. Of Crimes and Punishments. Title 14. Malicious Mischief. 597u. Animals; prohibited killing methods

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Citation: CA PENAL 597u

Citation: West's Ann. Cal. Penal Code 597u


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2012

Summary:   This statute prohibits the use by any person of carbon monoxide gas or an intracardiac injection of a euthanasia agent on a conscious animal to kill an animal. It is forbidden to use a high-altitude decompression chamber or nitrogen gas on dogs and cats.


Statute in Full:

(a) No person, peace officer, officer of a humane society, or officer of a pound or animal regulation department of a public agency shall kill any animal by using any of the following methods:

(1) Carbon monoxide gas.

(2) Intracardiac injection of a euthanasia agent on a conscious animal, unless the animal is heavily sedated or anesthetized in a humane manner, or comatose, or unless, in light of all the relevant circumstances, the procedure is justifiable.

(b) With respect to the killing of any dog or cat, no person, peace officer, officer of a humane society, or officer of a pound or animal regulation department of a public agency shall use any of the methods specified in subdivision (a) or any of the following methods:

(1) High-altitude decompression chamber.

(2) Nitrogen gas

CREDIT(S)

(Added by Stats.1998, c. 751 (S.B.1659), § 4, operative Jan. 1, 2000. Amended by Stats.2005, c. 652 (A.B.1426), § 1.)

 



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