H.R.503 - Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain conduct relating to the use of horses for human consumption. as introduced.
  • Short: Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 as introduced.

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01/14/09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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John Conyers

D-MI

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Official Summary

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to three years for possessing, shipping, transporting, purchasing, selling, delivering, or receiving any horse, horse flesh, or carcass with the intent that it be used for h

Official Summary

Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or prison term of up to three years for possessing, shipping, transporting, purchasing, selling, delivering, or receiving any horse, horse flesh, or carcass with the intent that it be used for human consumption. Reduces the prison term to one year if the offense involves less than five horses or less than 2,000 pounds of horse flesh or carcass and the offender has no prior conviction for this offense.

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Organizations Supporting H.R.503

  • Veterinarians for Equine Welfare
  • Animal Welfare Institute
  • National Horse Protection League
  • Habitat for Horses
  • American Horse Defense Fund
  • Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People
  • ...and 5 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing H.R.503

  • American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • American Quarter Horse Association
  • National Cattleman's Beef Association




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