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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 008 : HUMANE AND PROPER TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

Subchapter 001 : CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 352a)
  • § 352a. Aggravated cruelty to animals

    A person commits the crime of aggravated cruelty to animals if the person:

    (1) kills an animal by intentionally causing the animal undue pain or suffering;

    (2) intentionally, maliciously, and without just cause tortures, mutilates, or cruelly beats an animal; or

    (3) intentionally injures or kills an animal that is in the performance of official duties while under the supervision of a law enforcement officer. (Added 1997, No. 130 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; amended 2003, No. 120 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2015, No. 118 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)