9.18.010    Slaughtering or killing of animals or fowl.

9.18.020    Dressing or butchering.

9.18.030    Violation – Penalty.

9.18.010 Slaughtering or killing of animals or fowl.

Except as provided below, no person shall kill or slaughter any animal or fowl within the City.

1. Exception for Commercial Action. This chapter shall not apply to one slaughtering or killing animals or fowl for compensation, in the ordinary course of their regular and normal business.

2. Exception for Injured or Vicious Animals or Fowl. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person from dispatching or destroying injured or vicious animals or fowl by any humane method, as defined by RCW Chapter 16.50;

3. Exception for Religious Acts. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit, abridge or in any way hinder the ritual slaughter of animals or fowl. (Ord 94-18 §1)

9.18.020 Dressing or butchering.

Except as provided in Section 9.18.010(1) through 9.18.010(3), no person shall dress or butcher an animal or fowl so as to unreasonably expose such act or acts to the view of any person on public or private property. (Ord 94-18 §1) (Changed during codification for hyperlinking)

9.18.030 Violation – Penalty.

Any person violating any part of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed a civil infraction and violation shall be subject to a civil penalty according to category C-1 of Section 1.01.118. (Ord 94-18 §1)