senate Bill S456

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes it unlawful to force feed birds under certain circumstances

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to agriculture
Jan 09, 2013 referred to agriculture

S456 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง353, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3867

S456 - Summary

Makes it unlawful to force feed birds, by hand or machine, for the purpose of fatty enlargement of such bird's liver.

S456 - Sponsor Memo

S456 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   456

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation  to  making
  it unlawful to force feed birds under certain circumstances

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 353 of the agriculture and
markets law, as amended by chapter 523 of the laws of 2005,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  A  person  who  overdrives,  overloads,  tortures  or cruelly beats or
unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or  kills  any  animal,  whether
wild  or  tame,  and  whether  belonging  to  himself  or to another, or
deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food  or  drink,  OR  FORCE
FEEDS  A  BIRD, BY HAND OR MACHINE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF FATTY ENLARGEMENT
OF SUCH BIRD'S LIVER, or neglects or refuses to furnish it  such  suste-
nance  or  drink,  or causes, procures or permits any animal to be over-
driven, overloaded, tortured, cruelly beaten, or unjustifiably  injured,
maimed,  mutilated  or  killed,  or  to be deprived of necessary food or
drink, or who wilfully sets on foot, instigates, engages in, or  in  any
way  furthers  any  act  of cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to
produce such cruelty, is  guilty  of  a  class  A  misdemeanor  and  for
purposes  of  paragraph  (b) of subdivision one of section 160.10 of the
criminal procedure law, shall be treated as a misdemeanor defined in the
penal law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03416-01-3

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