S.727 - Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009

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

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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 S.727

  • Animal Welfare Institute
  • The Humane Society
  • American Horse Defense Fund
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • National Anti-Vivisection Society
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
  • ...and 1 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.727

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




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