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PEOPLE v. YOUNGBLOOD, C033929

Animal cruelty under Penal Code 597(b) requires a showing that defendant deprived animals of necessary sustenance, drink, or shelter or subjected them to needless suffering, but does not require proof of both.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/31/2001
  • Published 07/31/2001

Judges

  • NICHOLSON, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Ward A. Campbell, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Jean M. Marinovich, Deputy Attorney General, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  •  S. Lynne Klein, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Appellant.
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