Agriculture & Markets - Animals - Disposal of dead animals

Published: 2014-09-22

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§ 377. Disposal of dead animals. (1) The carcasses of large domestic
animals, including but not limited to horses, cows, sheep, swine, goats
and mules, which have died otherwise than by slaughter, shall be buried
at least three feet below the surface of the ground or otherwise
disposed of in a sanitary manner by the owner of such animals, whether
the carcasses are located on the premises of such owner or elsewhere.
Such disposal shall be completed within seventy-two hours after the
owner is directed to do so by any peace officer, acting pursuant to his
special duties, police officer, or by a designated representative of the

(2) Notwithstanding section forty-one of this chapter, any violation
of this section shall constitute a violation. This section shall not
apply to animal carcasses used for experimental or teaching purposes.