2006 New York Code - License Required.

    § 96-b.  License required. No person, firm, partnership or corporation
  not granted inspection pursuant to the federal meat inspection act,  the
  federal  poultry  products  inspection  act,  article  five-B or article
  five-D of this chapter shall operate any place  or  establishment  where
  animals  or  fowls  are  slaughtered  or  butchered for food unless such
  person,  firm,  partnership  or   corporation   be   licensed   by   the
  commissioner.  In  addition to any other requirements established by the
  commissioner, such license shall prohibit the slaughter or butchering by
  slaughterhouses of domesticated dog and domesticated cat to create food,
  meat, meat by-products  or  meat  food  products  for  human  or  animal
  consumption.  An  application  for  license  shall  be  made upon a form
  prescribed by the commissioner on or before the  first  day  of  May  in
  every  other  year,  for  a  two year license period commencing upon the
  following first day of June. With the application there shall be paid  a
  license fee of two hundred dollars.

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