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Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure


Subchapter 007 : Transportation of Animals

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 381)
  • § 381. Transportation by railroad; rest and feeding

    (a) A railroad company transporting animals shall not permit them to be confined in cars more than 28 consecutive hours, including the time they have been confined on connecting roads, without unloading them for rest, water, and feeding for at least five consecutive hours, unless prevented from so unloading by storm or other accidental causes. Animals unloaded shall be properly fed, watered, and sheltered during each rest by the owner, or fed, watered, and sheltered during each rest by the owner or person having custody of the animals. In case of default, the railroad company transporting the animal shall provide feed and watering at the owner's expense. In this case, the company shall have a lien upon the animals for food, care, and custody furnished.

    (b) Violation of the 28-hour rule of this section is a violation of subdivision 352(4) of this title. (Added 1989, No. 270 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2003, No. 120 (Adj. Sess.), § 9.)