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A. Unlawful tripping of an equine consists of intentionally using a wire, pole, stick, rope or any other object to cause an equine to lose its balance or fall, for the purpose of sport or entertainment.
B. The provisions of Subsection A of this section do not apply to laying an equine down for medical or identification purposes.
C. As used in this section, “equine” means a horse, pony, mule, donkey or hinny.
D. Whoever commits unlawful tripping of an equine is guilty of a misdemeanor.
E. Whoever commits unlawful tripping of an equine that causes the maiming, crippling or death of the equine is guilty of a fourth degree felony.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 30. Criminal Offenses § 30-18-11. Unlawful tripping of an equine; exception - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-30-criminal-offenses/nm-st-sect-30-18-11/
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