Wildlife Diseases - Process of Inspection - Georgia

(a) As used in this Code section, the term: (1) “Cervid” means a member of the family cervidae. (2) “Chronic wasting disease” means a fatal disease that belongs to a group of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and that affects the brains of cervids. . . . (c) It shall be unlawful for any person to import or possess a whole cervid carcass or cervid carcass part from any state having a documented case of a cervid infected with chronic wasting disease, except for any one or more of the following cervid carcass parts: (1) Boned-out meat and commercially processed cuts of meat(,) (2) Portions of meat with no part of the spinal column or head attached(,) (3) Hides with no heads attached(,) (4) Clean skull plates with antlers attached(,) (5) Clean antlers(,) (6) Finished taxidermy heads(,) and (7) Clean upper canine teeth (buglers, whistlers, ivories).; (d) It shall be unlawful for any such licensee to fail to notify the department within 24 hours of the diagnosis of any epizootic disease of any pen raised game bird on the preserve, including unreleased stock.; It shall be unlawful for any fur dealer to dispose of any carcasses or parts of carcasses of any fur-bearing animals or alligators except pursuant to a written plan of disposal submitted to and approved by the department in writing. Such a plan of disposal shall be designed to minimize vermin infestation, odors, and disease hazards.; It shall be unlawful to import, transport, sell, transfer, or possess any wild animal regulated by this chapter without meeting the specifications expressed in this Code section for the humane handling, care, confinement, and transportation of such animals . . .;

Citation:  Ga. Code Ann., § 27-5-2.1; Ga. Code Ann., § 27-3-111; Ga. Code Ann., § 27-3-73; Ga. Code Ann., § 27-5-6;