Comments: IL SB0139 | 2009-2010 | 96th General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Limits the situations when a person could dock an animal's tail or crop its ears without violating the Act's prohibition against "animal torture". Establishes that the following is not "animal torture": (i) tail docking performed by an Illinois licensed veterinarian for a medical reason (now, just "tail docking") or (ii) ear cropping performed by an Illinois licensed veterinarian for a medical reason (now, just "ear cropping"). Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2009-08-15 - Senate Floor Amendment No. 3 Re-referred to Assignments; Pursuant to Senate Rule 3-9(b). [SB0139 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]

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