SEC. 41-51-7. Persons, matters or vocations not affected by chapter.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall apply to or affect any of the following persons, matters, or vocations, to wit:
(a) Any persons legally engaged in the course of slaughtering, butchering, manufacturing, or selling, in any manner, any animal flesh and products, where such animals are killed for the purpose of being used solely for human consumption, or any persons engaged in transporting and disposing of the dead bodies of any such animals so killed or of any parts or products thereof to any persons solely for such purpose and use.
(b) Any person transporting, disposing of, or selling the hides or skins of animals, or tanning such hides or skins for himself or other persons.
(c) Any bodies of dead game, birds, fish, reptiles, or small animals of any kind, such as dogs, cats and small game.
(d) Slaughter houses and poultry processing plants which are engaged in the processing of animals or poultry for human consumption and which are operating a rendering plant under the supervision of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce or the United States Department of Agriculture for the purpose of disposing of the waste and by-products from such plants only.
(e) Any governmental agency, collecting, transporting, or disposing of the bodies of any dead animals in any manner.
(f) Any person slaughtering animals on his own premises for the manufacture of pet foods, provided the products of same are not transported from his own premises until canned or packaged and properly labeled.
No provisions of any other laws or ordinances regulating any of the persons, matters or vocations aforesaid shall be affected or repealed by this chapter.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 4575-104; Laws, 1964, ch. 214, Sec. 4; 1966, ch. 232, Sec. 3, eff from and after passage (approved May 31, 1966).