H.R. 1725 (112th): To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make grants for the prevention of cruelty to animals to States that have enacted laws prohibiting the devocalization of dogs and cats for purposes of convenience.


May 4, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 4, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representative for Maryland's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 4, 2011
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5/4/2011--Introduced.Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make grants for the prevention of cruelty to animals to states that have enacted laws prohibiting the performance of devocalization procedures on dogs ... Read more >

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May 4, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1725”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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H.R. 5422 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 27, 2010

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