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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Feb 1, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

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.


John Sweeney

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2006
Length: 6 pages


Feb 1, 2005

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Sep 6, 2006
Reported by Committee

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Sep 7, 2006
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 503 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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