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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC

DIVISION 10. CATTLE PROTECTION [20001 - 22086]

  ( Division 10 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 9. Injury to, or Theft of, Cattle [21851 - 21886]

  ( Chapter 9 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 2. Livestock Killed or Injured on Railroads [21881 - 21886]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

21881.
  

If any animal is killed or injured upon the right-of-way of any railroad in this state, the owner or operator of the railroad equipment injuring or killing the animal shall report it as soon as possible, but in no event later than 96 hours after the collision.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

21882.
  

The report shall contain all of the following:

(a) A description of the animal.

(b) The brands and marks and the position of the brands and marks, if any, upon the animal.

(c) The location of the animal.

(d) The location of the point of collision, listing the county, the nearest post office, and milepost.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

21883.
  

The report shall be given by telephone, telegraph, or mail to the owner of the animal if known. If the owner of the animal is unknown, the report shall be given to the office of the sheriff or brand inspector whose office or established headquarters is, to the knowledge of the railroad employee who makes the report, the nearest to the place of the collision.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 872, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 1997.)

21884.
  

Reports by telephone shall be confirmed within 24 hours by telegraph or mail to the office of the sheriff. A copy shall be sent to the bureau.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

21885.
  

Upon receiving the report the officer or brand inspector shall attempt to ascertain the ownership of the dead or injured animal and notify the owner of the death or injury of the animal.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

21886.
  

It is unlawful for any person to bury, conceal, or destroy any animal, or do anything to the carcass of any animal, which will tend to make ascertainment of its ownership more difficult until the owner has been notified or the officer or brand inspector has identified the brands and marks, if any, and their position upon the animal.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)

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