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SECTION 359
Carrying animal in a cruel manner
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 26
§ 359. Carrying animal in a cruel manner. 1. A person who carries or
causes to be carried in or upon any vessel or vehicle or otherwise, any
animal in a cruel or inhuman manner, or so as to produce torture, is
guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than
one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, or by
both.

2. A railway corporation, or an owner, agent, consignee, or person in
charge of any horses, sheep, cattle, or swine, in the course of, or for
transportation, who confines, or causes or suffers the same to be
confined, in cars for a longer period than twenty-eight consecutive
hours, or thirty-six consecutive hours where consent is given in the
manner hereinafter provided, without unloading for rest, water and
feeding, during five consecutive hours, unless prevented by storm or
inevitable accident, is guilty of a misdemeanor. The consent which will
extend the period from twenty-eight to thirty-six hours shall be given
by the owner, or by person in custody of a particular shipment, by a
writing separate and apart from any printed bill of lading or other
railroad form. In estimating such confinement, the time during which the
animals have been confined without rest, on connecting roads from which
they are received, must be computed.