2018 Maryland Code
Criminal Law
Title 10 - Crimes Against Public Health, Conduct, and Sensibilities
Subtitle 6 - Crimes Relating to Animals
§ 10-602. Legislative intent

    It is the intent of the General Assembly that each animal in the State be protected from intentional cruelty, including animals that are:
  • (1) privately owned;

  • (2) strays;

  • (3) domesticated;

  • (4) feral;

  • (5) farm animals;

  • (6) corporately or institutionally owned; or

  • (7) used in privately, locally, State, or federally funded scientific or medical activities.

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