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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.

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 to pain. This ... Continue reading »
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85th Congress (1957–1958)


Enacted on Aug 27, 1958


Pub.L. 85-765


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Last Updated: Aug 27, 1958


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