Every Living thing is a DUMB Animal!
Account to a law,Â the definition of a dumb animal isÂ any living creature.
In this part, and in every law relating to or affecting animals, the words animal or dumb animal shall be held to include every living creature; the words torture, torment, or cruelty shall be held to include every act, omission, or neglect whereby unjustifiable physical pain, suffering, or death is caused or permitted; but nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting the shooting of birds or game for the purpose of human food, or the use of animate targets by incorporated gun clubs.
[Acts 1881, ch. 169, ï¿½ 13; 1895, ch. 75, ï¿½ï¿½ 2, 3; Shan., ï¿½ 2870; mod. Code 1932, ï¿½ 5104; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), ï¿½ 39-401.].
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