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PROHIBITION ON SLAUGHTER OF HORSES AND SALE OF HORSEMEAT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Adds new section to Penal Code prohibiting any person from possessing, transferring, receiving or holding any horse, pony, burro or mule with intent to kill it or have it killed, where the person knows or should know that any part of the animal will be used for human consumption. States violation is a felony. Also adds a provision making the sale of horsemeat for human consumption a misdemeanor offense, with subsequent violations punished as felonies. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure could result in some increased law enforcement and incarceration costs at both the state and local level. Such costs would be minor, if any.
Cathleen Doyle Save The Horses, 3940 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 166, Studio City, California 91604 (818) 771-0702; Sherry Deboer C/O Law Offices Of John Lovell, 1225 8Th Street, Suite 570, Sacramento, California 95814
Prohibition On Slaughter Of Horses And Sale Of Horsemeat For Human Consumption. California Initiative 770 (1997).