I Think That My Neighbor Stole My Cow And Used It For His Cow Hide Business. Is There A Way For Me To Check The Hide?

Yes, a person is free to inspect the hides within a certain time period. A person who is in the business of butchering and selling hides is required to keep a record of the marks, brands, colors, from whom purchased, the party butchering, and the sex and age of the animal. In addition, that person is required to keep intact, the hides together with the horns and ears for at least five (5) days from the time of the butchering in the summer and the fall. In the winter and spring, the party must keep the hides, horns, and ears for at least ten (10) days. If the person refuses to allow you to inspect the hides, that person will be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine and or imprisonment in a county jail.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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