The Vermont Statutes Online
1501. Misuse or removal of agency of agriculture, food and markets ear tags
(a) A person
who, without authority from the secretary, inserts or causes to be inserted or
removes or causes to be removed from an animal, an agency of agriculture, food
and markets or other official ear tag, as defined in subsection (b) of this
section, or otherwise misuses or causes a tag to be misused, may be imprisoned
not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both.
(b) An official
ear tag is one issued by the Vermont agency of agriculture, food and markets
for use in identification, official state disease control programs, and
artificial breeding programs, or for purposes of the Dairy Herd Improvement
Association testing programs, or one that is similarly issued by other states
of the United States and Canada. (Added 1979, No. 102 (Adj. Sess.); amended
1989, No. 256 (Adj. Sess.), § 10(a), eff. Jan. 1, 1991; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff.
May 27, 2003.)