CHAPTER 127

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 327

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3, CHAPTER 71, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE FEEDING OF GARBAGE TO HOGS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all members elected to each branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Title 3, Chapter 71, Section 7108, Delaware Code, is amended by striking said Section 7108 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section 7108 to read as follows:

§ 7108. Feeding of garbage to hogs prohibited; exception; penalty

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to feed garbage to hogs in this State except as provided in subsection (c) of this Section.

(b) For the purposes of this Section 'garbage' means putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods, swine carcasses, and parts thereof, but not to include waste exclusively vegetable in nature.

(c) This Section shall not apply to any individual farmer who feeds only his own household garbage to hogs which are raised for such individual farmer's own use.

(d) Whoever willfully violates any of the provisions of this Section shall be fined not less than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) and not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). Each day's violation shall be considered a separate offense.

(e) Justices of the Peace shall have original jurisdiction to hear, try, and finally determine alleged violations of this Section.

Approved July 3, 1973.