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510 ILCS 70/7.5

    (510 ILCS 70/7.5)
    Sec. 7.5. Downed animals.
    (a) For the purpose of this Section a downed animal is one incapable of walking without assistance.
    (b) No downed animal shall be sent to a stockyard, auction, or other facility where its impaired mobility may result in suffering. An injured animal other than those of the equine genus may be sent directly to a slaughter facility.
    (c) A downed animal sent to a stockyard, auction, or other facility in violation of this Section shall be humanely euthanized, the disposition of such animal shall be the responsibility of the owner, and the owner shall be liable for any expense incurred.
    If an animal becomes downed in transit it shall be the responsibility of the carrier.
    (d) A downed animal shall not be transported unless individually segregated.
    (e) A person convicted of violating this Section or any rule, regulation, or order of the Department pursuant thereto is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony, with every day that a violation continues constituting a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 95-2, eff. 5-24-07.)