H.R.11520 - A bill to establish a Commission on the Humane Treatment of Animals.94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Koch, Edward I. [D-NY-18] (Introduced 01/27/1976)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/27/1976 Referred to House Committee on Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.11520 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/27/1976)
Establishes an 11 member Commission on the Humane Treatment of Animals to study the treatment of animals. Requires that the membership include zoologists, veterinarians, and representatives from humane societies.
Requires the Commission to determine if animals are caused needless pain or suffering as a result of their treatment: (1) on farms; (2) in zoos; (3) in laboratory experimentation; and (4) in other situations. Excludes the study or treatment of animals occurring in connection with the exercise of any religion.
Directs the Commission to report its findings to the Congress and the President within two years after its last member is appointed. Terminates the Commission 60 days after it submits its final report.
Authorizes appropriaions of $750,000 per year to carry out the provisions of this Act.