S00456 Summary:

SAME ASNo same as
Amd S353, Ag & Mkts L
Makes it unlawful to force feed birds, by hand or machine, for the purpose of fatty enlargement of such bird's liver.
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S00456 Floor Votes:

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S00456 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     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:
     1    Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 353 of the agriculture and
     2  markets law, as amended by chapter 523 of the laws of 2005,  is  amended
     3  to read as follows:
     4    A  person  who  overdrives,  overloads,  tortures  or cruelly beats or
     5  unjustifiably injures, maims, mutilates or  kills  any  animal,  whether
     6  wild  or  tame,  and  whether  belonging  to  himself  or to another, or
     7  deprives any animal of necessary sustenance, food  or  drink,  or  force
     8  feeds  a  bird, by hand or machine, for the purpose of fatty enlargement
     9  of such bird's liver, or neglects or refuses to furnish it  such  suste-
    10  nance  or  drink,  or causes, procures or permits any animal to be over-

    11  driven, overloaded, tortured, cruelly beaten, or unjustifiably  injured,
    12  maimed,  mutilated  or  killed,  or  to be deprived of necessary food or
    13  drink, or who wilfully sets on foot, instigates, engages in, or  in  any
    14  way  furthers  any  act  of cruelty to any animal, or any act tending to
    15  produce such cruelty, is  guilty  of  a  class  A  misdemeanor  and  for
    16  purposes  of  paragraph  (b) of subdivision one of section 160.10 of the
    17  criminal procedure law, shall be treated as a misdemeanor defined in the
    18  penal law.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
    20  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.
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