H.R. 503 (111th): Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 727 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 26, 2009

Sponsor
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 14, 2009
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6598 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 23, 2008

S. 727 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 26, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 14, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 14, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 14, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption.

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Cosponsors
190 cosponsors (148D, 42R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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1/14/2009--Introduced.
Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to three years for possessing, shipping, transporting, purchasing, selling, delivering, or receiving any horse, horse flesh, or carcass with the intent that it be used for human consumption.
Reduces the prison term to one year if the offense involves less than five horses or less than 2,000 pounds of horse flesh or carcass and the offender has no prior conviction for this offense.

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