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LD 1286 - Prohibits Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption - Key Vote

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Legislation - "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted (Senate) (20-14) -
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NOTE: PASSAGE OF AN "OUGHT NOT TO PASS" REPORT EFFECTIVELY DEFEATS THE BILL. HOWEVER, IT WILL STILL BE TRANSMITTED TO THE NEXT HOUSE FOR CONSIDERATION BEFORE THE BILL IS DEFEATED FOR THE SESSION.

Legislation - "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted (House) (94-49) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the slaughter of horses for human consumption.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits an individual from slaughtering a horse if the individual “knows or should know” that any of the horseflesh is intended for human consumption (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits an individual from selling, bartering, giving away, purchasing, possessing, transporting, delivering, receiving, importing into the state, or exporting from the state the following (Sec. 1):
    • A horse with the intent of slaughtering the horse if the individual “knows or should know” that any of the horseflesh is intended for human consumption; and
    • Any horseflesh if the individual “knows or should know” that any of the horseflesh is intended for human consumption.
  • Prohibits an individual from constructing or operating a facility if the individual “knows or should know” that the facility is or will be used for the slaughter of horses for human consumption (Sec. 1).
  • Classifies a violation of the provisions of this bill as a Class C crime, subject to the following (Sec. 1):
    • A court order for the individual to submit to a mental health evaluation and undergo any recommended counseling; or
    • A prohibition on the individual from owning or possessing any animals, or from living on a property with an individual who owns or possesses any animals.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Slaughter of Horses for Human Consumption

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