Summary: S.1298 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1298. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (06/19/2003)

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.

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."