Full Statute Name:  Vermont Law 1854-1855: Cruelty to Animals

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Popular Title:  AN ACT TO PUNISH CRUELTY TO ANIMALS Primary Citation:  1854 Vt. Acts & Resolves 51.1 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Date Adopted:  1854
Summary:

Vermont's anti-cruelty law from 1854

Statute Text: 

VERMONT LAWS

1854 - 1855

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No. 51. - AN ACT TO PUNISH CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

 

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, as follows:

 

SECTION 1. Every person who shall cruelly beat or torture any horse of ox, or other animal, whether belonging to himself or not, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not more than one year, or by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or both of said punishments, in the discretion of the court.

 

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

 

Approved, November 2, 1846.

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