Act 34 from 1846 concerns the amendment of the statute entitled "Offences against private property." Specifically, the act concerns the statutes that covers cruelty to animals and larceny of animals.
No. 34. - AN ACT IN ALTERATION OF CHAPTER NINETY-FIVE OF THE REVISED STATUTES, ENTITLED "OF OFFENCES AGAINST PRIVATE PROPERTY."
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, as follows:
SECTION 1. Every person who shall commit the crime of larceny, by stealing any horse, horses, or horse kind, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, not more than ten years, or be fined, not exceeding one thousand dollars, or both of said punishments, in the discretion of the court. And every person who shall be convicted of the offence aforesaid, shall on a second conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the state prison, for a term not exceeding fifteen years, or be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, or both of said punishments, in the discretion of the court.
SECTION 2. Every person who shall willfully and maliciously kill, wound, maim or disfigure any horse, or horses, or horse kind, cattle, sheep or swine, of another person, or shall willfully or maliciously administer poison to any such animal, or expose any poisonous substance, with intent that the same should be taken or swallowed by such animal, shall be punished by imprisonment, in the state prison, not more than five years, or fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, or both of said punishments, in the discretion of the court.
SECTION 3. Sections five and seventeen of the chapter of which this is in alteration, are hereby repealed.
Approved, October 23, 1846.