Statutes / Laws


Full Site Search


The navigation select boxes below will direct you to the selected page when you hit enter.

Topical Explanations

Primary Legal Materials

Select by Subject

Select by Species

Select Administrative Topic

World Law

Secondary Legal Materials

Great Apes and the Law

Great Apes and the Law

Maps of State Laws

Map of USA
Share |

Michigan Compiled Laws 1929: Chapter 285: Section 1

Statute Details
Printable Version
Citation: Mich. Comp. Laws ch. 285, 1 (1929)

Last Checked by Web Center Staff:


Chapter 285, entitled "An act for the more effectual prevention of cruelty to animals," concerns Michigan's Law about the treatment of animals from 1929.  The act covers what qualifies as cruelty to animals and what is the punishment for crime of cruelty to animals.

Statute in Full:

Act 70, 1877, p. 55; Eff. Aug. 21


AN ACT for the more effectual prevention of cruelty to animals.


10766.  Cruelty to animals; acts deemed, penalty.  Section 1.  The People of the State of Michigan enact, That whoever overdrives, overloads, drives when overloaded, overworks, tortures, torments, deprives of necessary sustenance, cruelly beats, mutilates, or cruelly kills, or causes or procures to be so overdriven, overloaded, driven when overloaded, overworked, tortured, tormented, deprived of necessary sustenance, cruelly beaten, mutilated, or same, or willfully fails to provide the same with proper food, drink shelter, or protection from the weather, shall, for every such offence, be punished by imprisonment in jail not exceeding three months or by fine not exceeding one hundred [100] dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.[1][2]

HISTORY:  How. 9391;  - C.L. '97, 11739; - C.L. '15, 15535.

[1] FORMER ACTS: Act 144 of 1871 and Act 25 of 1873.

[2] EVIDENCE:  See People v. Bane, 88 Mich. 453, 50 N.W. 324.

Top of Page
Share |