(a)  At an owner's request, permits to use animals sold for slaughter for another purpose will be issued in the following cases:

(1)           when there is evidence that the animals have been stolen and sold for slaughter;

(2)           when the animals are affected with a treatable disease or condition, including advanced pregnancy, which would render them unfit for slaughter at that time;

(3)           in other instances where slaughter would cause a demonstrated preventable loss to the owner.

(b)  In all cases, animals temporarily or permanently released from slaughter under this provision shall be quarantined and isolated as a condition of the permit until it can be determined they are not infected with a contagious disease.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑409; 106‑410; 106‑416;

Eff. April 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.