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Title XVII AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS

Chapter 269

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  269.010.  Definitions. — As used in this chapter, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Animal", cattle, swine, sheep, horses, other domestic and exotic animals including birds, fish, and reptiles, and all other animals raised or produced for commercial purposes, and beginning July 1, 1995, the term shall include poultry and turkeys;

  (2)  "Body parts", the blood, tissue, pieces of flesh and organs of the carcass;

  (3)  "Carcass", the body or body parts of any dead animal, large or small;

  (4)  "Dead animal", the carcass of an animal;

  (5)  "Director", the director of the department of agriculture or his designated representative;

  (6)  "Disposal plant", or "plant" includes any plant and all the equipment thereof described or referred to in any section of this chapter, that is constructed and intended to be operated for the disposal of the bodies of dead animals by means either of cooking, or other method herein prescribed, or hereafter provided for by law and not otherwise defined; and shall also include all substations of any such plant that are used in connection with such business solely for the temporary deposit or storage of such dead bodies that are transported thereto by a licensee pending final delivery thereof to any such disposal plant; and shall also include all vehicles and equipment thereof used by a licensee for the transportation of such bodies to such plant for their disposal therein in any manner herein prescribed;

  (7)  "Finished carcass", a carcass intended for human consumption which is ready for final cutting, trimming, and deboning required to prepare the final meat product;

  (8)  "Finished meat product", meat product intended for human consumption, as it is sold to retail consumers;

  (9)  "Nuisance", as otherwise defined by applicable Missouri common or statutory law;

  (10)  "Person" includes all persons, firms, copartnerships, associations, joint ventures and corporations, of all kinds and places of residence, or any other group or combination acting in concert; and whether acting as a principal, trustee, receiver, or as any other kind of legal or personal representative; or as the successor in interest, assign, agent, factor, servant, employee, director, officer or any other representative of any such person;

  (11)  "Sinkhole", a depression in the surface of the earth resulting from the subsurface removal of soil and rock by natural forces;

  (12)  "State veterinarian", a state veterinarian of Missouri or his authorized representative;

  (13) "Substation", a building, container, or other area where dead animals are brought, gathered, or held awaiting transportation to a disposal site;

  (14)  "Vehicle", any truck or other motor vehicle, including any detachable trailer or container in which dead animals are transported; and

  (15)  "Well" has the same meaning as defined in section 256.603 and any applicable rule or regulation promulgated under the authority of sections 256.600 to 256.640.

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(L. 1941 p. 290 § 14493, A.L. 1992 H.B. 878)


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