(510 ILCS 70/7.5)
(a) For the purpose of this Section a downed animal is one incapable of
walking without assistance.
(b) No downed animal shall be sent to a stockyard, auction, or other
facility where its impaired mobility may result in suffering. An injured
animal other than those of the equine genus may be sent directly to a slaughter facility.
(c) A downed animal sent to a stockyard, auction, or other facility in
violation of this Section shall be humanely euthanized, the disposition of such
animal shall be the responsibility of the owner, and the owner shall be liable
for any expense incurred.
If an animal becomes downed in transit it shall be the responsibility of the
(d) A downed animal shall not be transported unless individually
(e) A person convicted of violating this Section or any rule,
regulation, or order of the Department pursuant thereto is guilty of a
Class B misdemeanor. A second or subsequent violation is a Class 4 felony,
with every day that a violation continues constituting a separate offense.
(Source: P.A. 95-2, eff. 5-24-07.)