2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 44 - Health
CHAPTER 29 - CONTAGIOUS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
SECTION 44-29-30. Burying or burning of dead animals and poultry.


SC Code § 44-29-30 (2013) What's This?

Whenever any animal or poultry shall die from any natural or other cause, except from being slaughtered or killed for the use of man, or the dead body thereof be found upon the premises of any person, be he the owner or tenant thereof, the owner of such dead animal or poultry, or the owner or tenant of the lands or premises upon which such dead bodies may be found, shall immediately burn or bury or cause to be burned or buried such dead animal or poultry. When buried, an animal shall be put not less than three feet and poultry not less than one foot under the ground. Any owner of any such dead animal or poultry, knowing that such dead animal or poultry is lying dead upon his premises, or any tenant on premises having such knowledge or having notice thereof, who refuses or fails to bury or burn such dead animal or poultry as aforesaid shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum of not less than five dollars or more than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned for a period of not more than thirty days.

HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 32-557; 1952 Code Section 32-557; 1942 Code Section 5046-1; 1932 Code Section 1492; Cr. C. '22 Sections 434, 437; Cr. C. '12 Section 444; Cr. C. '02 Section 332; 1900 (23) 447; 1912 (27) 704; 1967 (55) 231.

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