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      RS 40:941     



§941. Handling of meat not slaughtered under license prohibited; exceptions; penalty

           A. No butcher or purveyor of food products intended for human consumption shall, directly or indirectly, purchase, trade, handle, or sell, in any manner, the carcass or any part thereof of any animal not slaughtered for human consumption by a licensed butcher or in a licensed slaughterhouse, packing house, or abattoir.

           B. This Section does not apply to persons slaughtering for human consumption their own animals on their own farm, plantation, or agricultural premises; or to individuals slaughtering their own animals for the occasional sale of meat as an incident to some other business, where these individuals are not otherwise required by law to have a license for the slaughtering or butcher business.

           C. This Section does not apply to the slaughtering of alligators or nutria, or the field dressing of wild game, which shall be governed by regulations promulgated by the Louisiana Department of Health, with the concurrence of both the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

           D. Whoever violates this Section shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned for not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days, or both.

           Amended by Acts 1995, No. 352, §1, eff. June 16, 1995; Acts 1997, No. 158, §1.

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