823.04 Animals suffering from disease or pests.—It is unlawful for any person to bring into this state or to offer for sale herein any horses, mules, cattle, hogs, or other domestic animals, knowing at the time of such introduction or offering for sale of any such animals that they are suffering from contagious or infectious disease or any pests declared by rule of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to be a public nuisance and to be dangerous, transmissible, or a threat to the agricultural interest of the state. Any person convicted of such offense is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.—s. 1, ch. 4351, 1895; GS 3692; RGS 5637; CGL 7830; s. 935, ch. 71-136; s. 66, ch. 74-383; s. 1, ch. 75-24; s. 41, ch. 75-298; s. 4, ch. 84-72.