H.R.857 - American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-20] (Introduced 02/13/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; International Relations; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||03/03/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.|
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Summary: H.R.857 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act - Prohibits a person from: (1) slaughtering a horse for human consumption; (2) importing to, or exporting from, the United States horseflesh or horses for human consumption; (3) selling, bartering, transferring, receiving, or distributing horseflesh or horses for human consumption; or (4) soliciting or knowingly causing any such actions.
Introduced in House (02/13/2003)
Sets forth provisions respecting: (1) criminal and civil penalties; (2) enforcement authority of the Secretary of Agriculture; (3) placement of confiscated horses; (4) euthanasia of unplaceable or severely injured or diseased horses; (4) funding of animal rescue facilities; and (5) exemptions.