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California Penal Code Section 599b

599b. In this title, the word animal includes every dumb creature; the words torment, torture, and cruelty include every act, omission, or neglect whereby unnecessary or unjustifiable physical pain or suffering is caused or permitted; and the words owner and person include corporations as well as individuals; and the knowledge and acts of any agent of, or person employed by, a corporation in regard to animals transported, owned, or employed by, or in the custody of, the corporation, must be held to be the act and knowledge of the corporation as well as the agent or employee.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 787, Sec. 14. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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