I don't understand your surprise. Theft of livestock is just that. Theft of property. That 10-year sentence may be given out for a large-scale crime like felony robbery. Texas had a history of people stealing cattle, being a frontier country in the 19th century and has some unusual laws. I didn't drag any religion, just commented on unusual punishments.
But I am not surprised at your ignorance and bigotry that rival the Pakistanis.
Its no wonder your naturally allies outside white christian nations are pakistan and china.
Theft of cattle in Texas with Median household income of $67,321 is "theft", while theft and smuggling of cattle in Gujarat with a median income of 3,024$ and one of the largest producer of Milk is "religious", and worthy of being compared to "blasphemy laws" of pakistan.
Of course texas had Capital punishment and hanging for cattle theft in the past, but hey that is not similar to death by stoning in Sharia.
Animal cruelty punishment in the US is 7 years, but similar laws in India are 'religious".
Tera kutta kutta, mera kutta Tommy.
Clearly 400 years is not enough to civilize you, we have to continue to bear your hubris for the next 400 years.