2006 New York Code - Unlawful Acts.


 
    §  96-d.  Unlawful acts. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm,
  partnership or corporation to operate any  slaughterhouse,  abattoir  or
  other  place  or  establishment where animals or fowl are slaughtered or
  where meat or meat food products are  prepared  or  processed  for  food
  unless such place or establishment is maintained and operated in a clean
  and  sanitary manner, and conducted in accordance with the provisions of
  this article and with the regulations of the commissioner.
    2. It shall be unlawful to expose any meat, fowl or meat food  product
  in  any  slaughterhouse,  abattoir  or  other  place or establishment to
  insects, live animals  or  injurious  contamination;  or  to  slaughter,
  possess  or  sell unwholesome meat. Meat shall be unwholesome within the
  meaning of this article if it be from a diseased  animal  or  one  which
  shall  have  died  other  than  by  slaughter,  or if such meat shall be
  contaminated with filth or shall have  been  slaughtered,  processed  or
  handled under insanitary conditions.
    3.   It  shall  be  unlawful  to  feed  hogs  uncooked  offal  from  a
  slaughterhouse.
    4. It shall be unlawful for  any  slaughterhouse,  abattoir  or  other
  place  or  establishment,  or  for  any  person, to slaughter or butcher
  domesticated dog (canis familiaris) or domesticated cat (felis catus  or
  domesticus)  to  create  food, meat or meat products for human or animal
  consumption. A violation of this subdivision shall subject the  offender
  to  a  civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars for an individual and
  up to five thousand dollars for a corporation for the  first  violation.
  Any  subsequent  violation  shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to
  twenty-five thousand dollars. Any civil penalties collected pursuant  to
  this  subdivision  shall  be  paid to the animal population control fund
  established by section ninety-seven-xx of the state finance law.


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