H.R. 17097 (93rd): Animal Welfare Act Amendments

Oct 07, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert Hanrahan
Representative for Illinois's 3rd congressional district

This bill was introduced on October 7, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 07, 1974
Referred to Committee Oct 07, 1974
Full Title

A bill to amend the act of August 24,1966, as amended, to assure humane treatment of certain animals.


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Animal Welfare Act Amendments - Provides, under the Federal Laboratory Animal Welfare Act, that no animals shall be delivered to any intermediate handler or common carrier for transportation in commerce unless the animals are accompanied by a veterinarian's certificate certifying that the animals are sound, healthy, and in such condition that they may reasonably be expected to withstand the rigors of the intended transportation without adverse effects.
States that specified animals shall not be delivered for transportation if they are less than eight weeks of age.
Provides that no intermediate handler or common carrier shall participate in any practice under which the cost of such animal or its transportation is to be paid and collected upon delivery of the animal to the consignee.
Imposes civil penalties for violations of such provisions.
Makes it unlawful for any person to knowingly sponsor, attend, deliver to, receive for, or use the mail services for, a dog or animal fighting venture as a result of engaging in interstate or foreign commerce.
Imposes criminal penalties for first and second violations of such provisions.

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