2016 New York Laws
AGM - Agriculture & Markets
Article 5-A - (Agriculture & Markets) LICENSING OF SLAUGHTERHOUSES
96-E - Unlawful acts.
96-e. 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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