2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:22-15 - Definitions.

NJ Rev Stat § 4:22-15 (2016) What's This?

4:22-15 Definitions.

4:22-15. As used in this article:

"Animal" or "creature" includes the whole brute creation.

"Bodily injury" means physical pain, illness or any impairment of physical condition.

"Necessary care" means care sufficient to preserve the health and well-being of an animal, and includes, but is not limited to: food of sufficient quantity and quality to allow for normal growth or maintenance of body weight; adequate access to water in sufficient quantity and quality to satisfy the animal's needs; access to adequate protection from the weather; and veterinary care to alleviate suffering and maintain health.

"Owner" or "person" includes a corporation, and the knowledge and acts of an agent or employee of a corporation in regard to animals transported, owned, employed, or in the custody of the corporation shall be imputed to the corporation.

"Serious bodily injury" means bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ.

amended 2013, c.88, s.1.


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