STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2008 SESSION
Assemblyman RONALD S. DANCER
District 30 (Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean)
Prohibits slaughter of horses and sale of horseflesh for human consumption.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel
An Act concerning the slaughter of horses and sale of horseflesh for human consumption, and supplementing Title 4 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. Any person who slaughters a horse for human consumption, or who sells, barters, or offers for sale or barter, at wholesale or retail, horseflesh for human consumption, commits a disorderly persons offense, provided that the person knew or reasonably should have known that the flesh was from a horse or the product was made in whole or in part from horseflesh. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes to the contrary, any person found guilty of violating this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 and a term of imprisonment of not less than 30 days.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
This bill would prohibit the slaughter of a horse for human consumption, or the sale, barter, or the attempted sale or barter, at wholesale or retail, of horseflesh, or any product made in whole or in part from horseflesh, for human consumption. Any person violating this provision would be guilty of a disorderly persons offense, with a minimum criminal penalty of a $100 fine and imprisonment of not less than 30 days.