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Full Text of SB0413  94th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning animals.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Force
5 Fed Birds Act.
6     Section 5. Prohibition; penalties.
7     (a) In this Section:
8          (1) A "bird" includes, but is not limited to, a duck
9     or goose.
10         (2) "Force feeding a bird" means a process that causes
11     the bird to consume more food than a typical bird of the
12     same species would consume voluntarily. Force feeding
13     methods include, but are not limited to, delivering feed
14     through a tube or other device inserted into the bird's
15     esophagus.
16     (b) A person may not force feed a bird for the purpose of
17 enlarging the bird's liver beyond normal size or hire another
18 person to do so.
19     (c) A person who knowingly violates this Section is guilty
20 of a petty offense and shall be fined $1,000. Each day that a
21 violation occurs is a separate offense.