H. R. 6693
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 20, 2012
Mr. Connolly of Virginia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the protection of birds, rats, and mice, and for other purposes.
Protecting birds, rats, and mice
Section 2(g) of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2132(g)) is amended—
bird, rat of the genus Rattus, mouse of the genus Mus, after
(1) birds, rats of the genus Rattus, and mice of the genus Mus, bred for
use in research,;
(2) horses and inserting
(1) horses; and
(3) other farm
animals and inserting
(2) other farm animals.