(510 ILCS 70/6)
(from Ch. 8, par. 706)
No person may knowingly poison or cause
to be poisoned any dog or other domestic animal. The only exception will be
by written permit from the Department for the purpose of controlling diseases
transmissible to humans or other animals and only when all other methods and
means have been exhausted. Such a written permit shall name the person or
persons conducting the poisoning, specify the products to be used, give the
boundaries of the area involved, and specify the precautionary measures to be
employed to insure the safety of humans and other animals.
This Section does not prohibit the use of a euthanasia drug by a
euthanasia agency for the purpose of animal euthanasia, provided that the
euthanasia drug is used by or under the direction of a licensed veterinarian
or certified euthanasia technician, all as defined in and subject to the
Humane Euthanasia in Animal Shelters Act.
A person convicted of violating this Section or any rule, regulation, or
order of the Department pursuant thereto is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 92-650, eff. 7-11-02.)