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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 13B: Use of drugs to affect speed of dogs or horses

[ Text of section effective until July 31, 2017. Repealed by 2011, 194, Sec. 39. See 2011, 194, Sec. 112 as amended by 2014, 165, Sec. 192 and 2016, 176, Sec. 12B.]

  Section 13B. No person shall administer or cause to be administered any drug, internally or externally by injection, drench or otherwise, to any horse or dog for the purpose of retarding, stimulating or in any other manner affecting the speed of such horse or dog in or in connection with a race conducted under the provisions of this chapter. Whoever violates this section shall be punished by a fine of five thousand dollars or by imprisonment for one year, or both.