H.R.4733 - Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act

To promote the well-being of farm animals by requiring Federal agencies to procure food products derived from certain animals only from sources that raised the animals free from cruelty and abuse, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To promote the well-being of farm animals by requiring Federal agencies to procure food products derived from certain animals only from sources that raised the animals free from cruelty and abuse, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

3/2/2010--Introduced.Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act - Declares that it is U.S. policy that the raising of livestock for food production shall be consistent with the basic principles of animal welfare. Prohibits a federal agency from purchasing any food product derived from a pig dur

Official Summary

3/2/2010--Introduced.Prevention of Farm Animal Cruelty Act - Declares that it is U.S. policy that the raising of livestock for food production shall be consistent with the basic principles of animal welfare. Prohibits a federal agency from purchasing any food product derived from a pig during pregnancy, a calf raised for veal, or an egg-laying hen used or intended for use in food production (covered animal) unless that animal, during the entire period covered by that definition, was provided adequate space to stand up, lie down, turn around freely, and fully extend all limbs. Exempts a covered animal:
(1) during lawful transport;
(2) during the slaughter of the animal in compliance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 and other applicable law and regulations;
(3) in lawful rodeo exhibitions, state or county fair exhibitions, or other similar exhibitions;
(4) in lawful scientific or agricultural research;
(5) while undergoing an examination, test, treatment, or operation for individualized veterinary purposes to improve the animal's well-being; or
(6) in the case of a pig during pregnancy, during the seven-day period immediately before the date the pig is expected to give birth. Provides that nothing in this Act shall modify, limit, or repeal any law or preempt any state or local law.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.4733

  • The Humane Society of the United States
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Organizations Opposing H.R.4733

  • Texas Cattle Feeders Association
  • American Farm Bureau Federation
  • American Veterinary Medical Association




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