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Introduced in House (12/20/2012)


112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6693

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the protection of birds, rats, and mice, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 20, 2012

Mr. Connolly of Virginia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the protection of birds, rats, and mice, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Protecting birds, rats, and mice.

Section 2(g) of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2132(g)) is amended—

(1) by inserting “bird, rat of the genus Rattus, mouse of the genus Mus,” after “rabbit,”;

(2) by striking “(1) birds, rats of the genus Rattus, and mice of the genus Mus, bred for use in research,”;

(3) by striking “(2) horses” and inserting “(1) horses”; and

(4) by striking “(3) other farm animals” and inserting “(2) other farm animals”.