Full Statute Name:  Massachusetts 1854-1859: Chapter 96: An act to prevent cruelty to animals

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Popular Title:  An act to prevent cruelty to animals Primary Citation:  Mass. Gen, Laws ch. 96, §§ 1-2 (1859) Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2015 Date Adopted:  1859
Summary:

Section 1 from Chapter 96 of Massachusetts General Laws of 1859 covers cruelty to animals.  Specifically, the law covers what qualifies as cruelty to animals and the punishment for it.

Statute Text: 

Massachusetts 1854-1859

Supplement to the Revised Statutes of Massachusetts

CHAPTER 96.

 [R.S. ch. 130, Section 22.]

 

AN ACT TO PREVENT CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

 SECTION 1. Every person who shall cruelly beat, maim, or torture any animal, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail or house of correction not more than one year, or by a fine, not exceeding one hundred dollars.

 

SECTION 2. The twenty-second section of the one hundred and thirtieth chapter of the Revised Statutes is hereby repealed. [March 14, 1859.]

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