Report Title:

Animals; Human Consumption; Crimes; Misdemeanor

 

Description:

Makes it a misdemeanor to consume a cat or dog. Clarifies definition of "pet animal".

 


THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

3146

TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE, 2008

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to crimes.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 711, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"711-   Human consumption of a cat or dog. (1) A person commits the offense of human consumption of a cat or dog if, unless otherwise authorized by law, the person intentionally or knowingly consumes a cat or dog.

(2) Nothing in this section is intended to affect any civil remedies available for a violation of this section.

(3) Human consumption of a cat or dog is a misdemeanor."

SECTION 2. Section 711-1100, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "pet animal" to read as follows:

""Pet animal" means a dog, cat, domesticated rabbit, guinea pig, domesticated pig, or caged [birds] bird (passeriformes, piciformes, and psittaciformes only) so long as the domesticated rabbit, guinea pig, domesticated pig, or caged bird is not bred for consumption.

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

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