H.R.5557 - Farm Animal Stewardship Purchasing Act

To promote the humane treatment of farm animals. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Farm Animal Stewardship Purchasing Act as introduced.
  • Official: To promote the humane treatment of farm animals. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Farm Animal Stewardship Purchasing Act - Prohibits the federal government from purchasing any product derived from a covered animal used or intended for use as food or fiber or to produce food or fiber unless the animal is raised with: (1) adequate shelter which allows the animal to stand,

Official Summary

Farm Animal Stewardship Purchasing Act - Prohibits the federal government from purchasing any product derived from a covered animal used or intended for use as food or fiber or to produce food or fiber unless the animal is raised with:
(1) adequate shelter which allows the animal to stand, lie down, walk, and turn around completely and fully extend all limbs or wings without touching any part of an enclosure;
(2) daily access to adequate food and water; and
(3) adequate veterinary care. States that this Act shall not apply to a covered animal:
(1) during lawful transport;
(2) in lawful rodeo exhibitions, state or county fair exhibitions, or other similar exhibitions;
(3) in lawful scientific or agricultural research; or
(4) undergoing veterinary care. Defines \"covered animal\" as any non-aquatic farm animal, including a pig, head of cattle, chicken, turkey, duck, goose, goat, horse, mule, sheep, rabbit, ostrich, emu, or rhea.

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