H.R.503 - To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-20] (Introduced 02/01/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Agriculture|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 109-617|
|Latest Action:||09/21/2006 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 631.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||09/07/2006 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.503 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (09/07/2006)
Amends the Horse Protection Act to define: (1) "human consumption" as ingestion by people as a source of food; and (2) "slaughter" as the killing of one or more horses or other equines with the intent to sell or trade the flesh for human consumption.
Sets forth additional congressional findings.
Prohibits the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption.
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to detain for examination, testing, or the taking of evidence: (1) any horse at any horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction which is sore or which the Secretary has probable cause to believe is sore; and (2) any horse or other equine which the Secretary has probable cause to believe is being shipped, transported, moved, delivered, received, possessed, purchased, sold, or donated in violation of such prohibition.
Increases the annual authorization of appropriations.