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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.
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  dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
HISTORY: How. 9391; - C.L. '97, 11739; - C.L. '15, 15535.
 FORMER ACTS: Act 144 of 1871 and Act 25 of 1873.
 EVIDENCE: See People v. Bane, 88 Mich. 453, 50 N.W. 324.