28 Hour Law (Animal Protection and Welfare in Transportation, US)
The time that lapses during the unloading and loading of animals required under this provision do not count toward the 28hour limit. Animals unloaded for feeding, watering and rest must be provided five hours of rest. The provisions of this Act do not apply when the transportation vessel has food and water provisions for transported animals.
The definition of the term animals in this statute does not include chickens.
Enforcement of the Act occurs civilly, and allows for penalties of between $100 to $ 500 per violation.