H.R. 3704 (112th): Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act

Introduced:
Dec 16, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Gary Ackerman
Representative for New York's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 16, 2011
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4356 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 16, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 16, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 16, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act of 1958 to ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
29 cosponsors (27D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit

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12/16/2011--Introduced.
Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act - States that it is U.S. policy that all nonambulatory livestock in interstate and foreign commerce be immediately and humanely euthanized when such livestock become nonambulatory.
Amends the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to promulgate regulations providing for the humane treatment, handling, and disposition of nonambulatory livestock by specified entities, including a requirement that nonambulatory livestock be humanely euthanized.
Requires an entity to: (1) humanely euthanize nonambulatory livestock (while not limiting the Secretary's ability to test nonambulatory livestock for disease, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy), and (2) not move nonambulatory livestock unless required for a specific test for disease.
Prohibits an inspector at an establishment covered by the Federal Meat Inspection Act from passing through inspection any nonambulatory livestock, carcass, or carcass parts and requires an inspector at such establishment to label such material as "inspected and condemned."

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