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Comment from Rebecca Wirtz Time July 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm
The penalty for Horse theft and cattle rustling should be death by hanging
Comment from Sheila Totten Time June 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm
I agree.At least make the punishment that of a capital crime.Had one rustled recently and if I find the thief…
Comment from virginia Time March 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm
You all seem to have a bit to flap your lips about which does no good. get a petition going and make it a law or shut the hell up.
Comment from Robert A. Danford Time June 1, 2013 at 10:53 am
The intent of the Legislature at that time was to place the most severe penalty to fit the most damage this offense could cause on the victim. In that day as to today, a Horse was the difference between life or death! The average person earned less than 125.00 Dollars for the entire year, if that, and the cost of a good horse, a good breeding Bull, or a breeding Cow could cost close to a whole
years wages. This was a time where there was no welare, no Section 8 housing, no unemplyment, no Medicare or Medicaid. Many people starved unless a neighbor or Church congregation helped out. So hanging was a great way to instill social order.
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