New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Application of Article
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this article, the knowing sale, exposure for sale, exchange or transportation at any and all places within the state of the fur, hair, skin or flesh of domesticated dog (canis familiaris) or domesticated cat (felis catus or domesticus) as food, meat, custom slaughtered meat, farm dressed meat, meat by-product or meat food product edible by humans or animals is hereby prohibited. A violation of this section shall subject the offender to a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars for an individual and up to five thousand dollars for a corporation for the first violation. Any subsequent violation shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to twenty-five thousand dollars. Any civil penalties collected pursuant to this section shall be paid to the animal population control fund established by section ninety-seven-xx of the state finance law. Any authorization given by or pursuant to the provisions of this article to handle, sell, expose for sale, exchange or transport the carcasses of animals, parts thereof, meat, meat by-products and meat food products within the state and any exclusion from the application of this article applicable to custom slaughtered meat or contained in section ninety-six-j or another provision of this article shall not apply to the knowing sale, exposure for sale, exchange or transportation of the fur, hair, skin or flesh of domesticated dog or domesticated cat as food, meat, custom slaughtered meat, farm dressed meat, meat by-product or meat food product edible by humans or animals which is prohibited by the provisions of this section. In the case of any conflict with another provision of this article, the provisions of this section shall prevail over such other provision of this article.