CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES TO PROPERTY
18-7038. Destroying livestock. (1) Any person who shall, without the permission of the owner:
(a) Wilfully and intentionally destroy; or
(b) Destroy and remove the body or any body parts of any livestock with a value as set forth in subsection (1)(b) of section 18-2407, Idaho Code, shall be guilty of a felony.
(2) If the value of the livestock is less than that set forth in subsection (1)(b) of section 18-2407, Idaho Code, a violation of the provisions of this section shall be a misdemeanor.
(3) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any peace officer, veterinarian or officially designated animal control officer who, in the discharge of his official duties is called upon the scene of injured livestock and cannot contact the owner or caretaker of the injured animal within thirty (30) minutes, and he reasonably determines that the injured animal is suffering to such a degree that humane destruction is warranted, and he humanely destroys or causes the animal to be humanely destroyed.
[[18-7037] 18-7038, added 1990, ch. 126, sec. 1, p. 297; am. and redesignated, 1991, ch. 102, sec. 1, p. 229.]