(225 ILCS 635/1.5)
Slaughter for human consumption unlawful.
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to slaughter a horse if that person knows or should know that any of the horse meat will be used for human consumption.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is unlawful for any person to possess, to import into or export from this State, or to sell, buy, give away, hold, or accept any horse meat if that person knows or should know that the horse meat will be used for human consumption.
(c) Any person who knowingly violates any of the provisions of this Section is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
(d) This Section shall not apply to:
(1) Any commonly accepted noncommercial,
recreational, or sporting activity.
(2) Any existing laws which relate to horse taxes or
(3) The processing of food producing animals other
than those of the equine genus.
(Source: P.A. 95-2, eff. 5-24-07.)