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


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

About the bill

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 (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 1, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 503”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


203 cosponsors (134D, 69R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Sep 7, 2006 2:32 p.m.
Failed 177/229
Sep 7, 2006 2:40 p.m.
Failed 149/256
Sep 7, 2006 3:01 p.m.
Passed 263/146

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.Res. 1011 (Caused-Action)
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 7, 2006

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