S.1298 - Downed Animal Protection Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI] (Introduced 06/19/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||06/19/2003 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8243) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1298 — 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 Senate (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."