H.R.661: Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act

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149 (123 Democrats, 27 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Downed Animal and Food Safety Protection Act - States that it is U.S. policy that all nonambulatory livestock in interstate and foreign commerce be immediately and humanely euthanized when such livestock become nonambulatory. Amends the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act of 1958 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to promulgate regulations providing for the humane treatment, handling, and disposition of nonambulatory livestock by a covered...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
Jan. 24, 2007

Introduced in the House by Gary L. Ackerman (D-N.Y.)

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