Section 3-1-27

Marking, branding or altering mark or brand of equine or equidae, etc., of another with intent to defraud.

Any person who, with intent to defraud, marks or brands any unmarked equine or equidae, cow, hog, sheep, goat, or other domestic animal which is the property of another or alters or defaces the mark or brand of the animal shall, on conviction, be punished as if he or she had stolen it.

(Code 1852, §185; Code 1867, §3732; Code 1876, §4404; Code 1886, §3831; Code 1896, §4749; Code 1907, §6241; Code 1923, §3232; Code 1940, T. 3, §24; Act 2004-627, p. 1421, §1.)