TITLE 17: CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SUBCHAPTER b: FISH AND WILDLIFE
PART 525 NUISANCE WILDLIFE CONTROL PERMITS
SECTION 525.50 EUTHANASIA
Section 525.50 Euthanasia
a) Methods of euthanasia must be approved by the Department and include such methods as:
1) captive bolt, gunshot, cervical dislocation and stunning (mechanical only);
2) inhalants, including halothane, isoflurane, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide; and
3) noninhalants, including barbiturates and barbiturate derivatives that are acquired and dispensed in accordance with the Illinois Controlled Substances Act [720 ILCS 570], U.S. Controlled Substances Act (21 USC 801 et seq.), and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Regulations (21 CFR 1301 et seq.) may be used for euthanasia of mammals; acetone may be used for euthanasia of striped skunks.
b) Animals captured under authority of this Part may be transferred to a euthanasia agency (see 510 ILCS 72/25), if the agency agrees to accept them.
c) Violation is a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: Added at 41 Ill. Reg. 8476, effective June 28, 2017)