H.R. 8308 (85th): An Act to establish the use of humane methods of slaughter of livestock as a policy of the United States, and for other purposes.

Limited information is available for bills and resolutions introduced before 1973 (the 93rd Congress).
Introduced:

85th Congress (1957–1958)

Status:

Enacted on Aug 27, 1958

Law:

Pub.L. 85-765

Text:

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Last Updated: Aug 27, 1958

Source:

GPO FDSys – United States Statutes at Large

About the bill

The Humane Slaughter Act, or the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act, (P.L. 85-765; 7 U.S.C. 1901 et seq.) is a United States federal law designed to decrease suffering of livestock during slaughter. It was approved on August 27, 1958. The most notable of these requirements is the need to have an animal completely sedated and insensible ...

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GPO FDSys – United States Statutes at Large

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