You dad stunned hogs with a 22 revolver, so they could be cut and bled while the heart was still beating too pump the blood out.
The laws in Pennsylvania and most regulations are written according to a certain "style", usually by the Legislative reference bureau in Harrisburg. The big problem is having people who have no idea what the rule/law is about trying to word the language of it. The above referenced, heretofore's, except as stated below, etc are the ridiculous result of the way out state passes laws. Act no 18, of 1985, amends the following sections of Act 134 of 1944 and Act 56 of 1923. Instead of having a straightforward statute. that fits into a set title and chapter. When i was in grad school, the statutes of Wyoming, were set forth in a three volume set of loose leaf notebooks. When a law was changed the old page(s) were pulled out and the new put in. No need to go back to some 1923 law to see what was being changed. We do now have "Consolidated statutes" that are supposed to be slowing doing away with the old session law system. But the legislature is slow about it and when it does, it over looks situations that often go uncorrected for decades. That is why we have an aeronautical trespass law, a criminal trespass law, an ATV trespass law, a Game trespass law, a motor vehicle trespass law and one or two other trespass laws I can't recall off hand. The 1972 Crimes Code, left out certain common law defenses for self protection that existed for centuries under English law. For instance, the use of lethal force by a victim to discourage or prevent a robbery. Under common law, if approached by two menacing thugs, who demand your wallet, you had a right to beat them off with a cane, shoot them with a gun. Not under today's law, unless they threaten the victim with a imminent lethal harm.