CA Penal Code Section 596.5

It shall be a misdemeanor for any owner or manager of an elephant to engage in abusive behavior towards the elephant, which behavior shall include the discipline of the elephant by any of the following methods:


Deprivation of food, water, or rest.


Use of electricity.


Physical punishment resulting in damage, scarring, or breakage of skin.


Insertion of any instrument into any bodily orifice.


Use of martingales.


Use of block and tackle.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 596.5’s source at ca​.gov