THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.59 Animals unfit for work; disposition and use.
Disposition and use of animals permanently unfit for work—Any person who shall offer for sale or sell or trade any horse or mule which by reason of debility, disease, lameness, injury or for any other cause is permanently unfit for work, except to a person or corporation operating a horse hospital, animal retreat farm or other institution or place designed or maintained for the humane keeping, treatment or killing of horses, mules or other live stock, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Any person who shall lead, drive or ride any horse or mule, which by reason of debility, disease, lameness or injury, or for other cause is permanently unfit for work, on any public way for any purpose, except that of conveying such animal to a proper place for its humane keeping, or killing or for medical or surgical treatment shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931
CL 1948, 750.59
Former Law: See sections 1 to 3 of Act 354 of 1913, being CL 1915, §§ 15546 to 15548; CL 1929, §§ 17077 to 17079; and Act 129 of 1915.
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