H.R.2519 - Downed Animal Protection Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 06/19/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||06/24/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture.|
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Summary: H.R.2519 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Downed Animal Protection Act - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to promulgate regulations to provide for the humane treatment, handling, and disposition of nonambulatory livestock by a covered entity, including a requirement that nonambulatory livestock be humanely euthanized.
Introduced in House (06/19/2003)
Provides that an entity shall: (1) not move nonambulatory livestock while such livestock is conscious; and (2) humanely euthanize such livestock.
Prohibits an establishment covered by the Federal Meat Inspection Act to pass nonambulatory livestock through inspection.
Defines "covered entity," and "humanely euthanize."