Summary: H.R.2859 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2859. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/01/1987)

Veal Calf Protection Act - Prohibits a person who raises a calf used for veal production from: (1) keeping the calf in an enclosure (other than for transportation or innoculation purposes) that prevents normal postural adjustments or physical contact with other calves; and (2) feeding a calf more than two weeks old food that does not meet standards prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

Makes it unlawful for a person to knowingly transport, sell, or purchase a calf subjected to these prohibited practices.

Fixes a $5,000 per animal penalty with respect to violations.

Directs the Secretary to issue rules with specified contents concerning calf food standards.

Permits any person who suffers or would suffer injury as a result of violations under this Act to bring a civil action to either obtain injunctive relief or compel enforcement of this Act's provisions. Entitles a person bringing an action that results in imposition of a penalty to one-half of the penalty amount.