Current as of: 2010
For purposes of the Livestock Animal Welfare Act:
(1) Abandon means to leave a livestock animal in one's care, whether as owner or custodian, for any length of time without making effective provision for the livestock animal's food, water, or other care as is reasonably necessary for the livestock animal's health;
(2) Animal welfare practice means veterinarian practices and animal husbandry practices common to the livestock animal industry, including transport of livestock animals from one location to another;
(3) Bovine means a cow, an ox, or a bison;
(4) Cruelly mistreat means to knowingly and intentionally kill or cause physical harm to a livestock animal in a manner that is not consistent with animal welfare practices;
(5) Cruelly neglect means to fail to provide a livestock animal in one's care, whether as owner or custodian, with food, water, or other care as is reasonably necessary for the livestock animal's health;
(6) Equine means a horse, pony, donkey, mule, hinny, or llama;
(7) Euthanasia means the destruction of a livestock animal by commonly accepted veterinary practices;
(8) Law enforcement officer means any member of the Nebraska State Patrol, any county or deputy sheriff, any member of the police force of any city or village, or any other public official authorized by a city or village to enforce state or local laws, rules, regulations, or ordinances. Law enforcement officer also includes any inspector under the Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act to the extent that such inspector may exercise the authority of a law enforcement officer under section 28-1012 while in the course of performing inspection activities under the Commercial Dog and Cat Operator Inspection Act;
(9) Livestock animal means any bovine, equine, swine, sheep, goats, domesticated cervine animals, ratite birds, or poultry; and
(10) Serious injury or illness includes any injury or illness to any livestock animal which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes broken bones, prolonged impairment of health, or prolonged loss or impairment of the function of any bodily organ.
Laws 2010, LB865, § 2.
U.S. Code Provisions: Livestock Generally
Federal Regulations: Livestock Generally