2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 3 - Agriculture and Forestry
RS 3:2131 - Cremation or burial of animal carcasses
§2131. Cremation or burial of animal carcasses
In order to prevent, control, and eradicate anthrax or charbon, glanders, blackleg, hemorrhagic septicemia, hog cholera, and all other contagious or communicable diseases of mules, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry throughout the state, the carcasses of all animals shall be disposed of in a sanitary manner by cremation or deep burial. Burial in this sense means that the animal carcass shall be placed in a hole or pit not less than six feet deep in the disposition of carcasses of cows, mules, poultry, and horses, and not less than four feet as applying to carcasses of sheep, goats, and swine. The owners, agents, firms, or corporations, or persons in charge of any or all livestock on ranges, pastures, or other premises shall be responsible for disposition of all carcasses in those herds over which they have jurisdiction, with reference to complying to the provisions of this Part. The provisions of this Part shall not apply to animal carcasses within the limits of a city or town which is provided with an incinerator or in which a rendering plant is operated, provided such incinerator or rendering plant is equipped with facilities to properly transport or handle carcasses in a manner to prevent dissemination of infection.
Acts 2008, No. 920, §1, eff. July 14, 2008.