§61-3-27. Malicious killing of animals by poison or otherwise;
If a person maliciously administers poison to, or exposes
poison with the intent that it should be taken by, any horse, cow
or other animal of another person, or if any person maliciously
maims, kills, or causes the death of any horse, cow or other animal
of another person, of the value of one hundred dollars or more, the
person is guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction, shall be
imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one year nor more than
ten years; and, if the horse, cow or other animal is of less value
than one hundred dollars, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor,
and, upon conviction, shall be confined in jail not more than three
months and fined not more than five hundred dollars: Provided,
That this section shall not be construed to include dogs.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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