H.R. 503 (109th): Horse Slaughter Prohibition bill

Introduced:
Feb 01, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
John Sweeney
Representative for New York's 20th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 21, 2006
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 1011 (Related)
Requesting return of official papers on H.R. 503.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 14, 2006

H.Res. 981 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 503) to amend the Horse Protection Act ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Sep 07, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 7, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Feb 01, 2005
Referred to Committee Feb 01, 2005
Reported by Committee Sep 06, 2006
Passed House Sep 07, 2006
 
Full Title

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.

Summary

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Votes
Sep 07, 2006 2:32 p.m.
Failed 177/229
Sep 07, 2006 2:40 p.m.
Failed 149/256
Sep 07, 2006 3:01 p.m.
Passed 263/146

Cosponsors
203 cosponsors (134D, 69R) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

House Energy and Commerce

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/7/2006--Passed House without amendment.
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.

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