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HR 503 - Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Bennie Thompson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (263-146) - (Key vote)

Title: Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a pilot program in Kentucky and New York in order to decide if the prohibition of killing equines for human consumption should be imposed nation-wide.

  • Allows for the following exceptions: if the horse is or has ever been owned by the State or local government, will be slaughtered at a facility in operation prior to enactment of this bill and/or if the horse will be slaughtered and the meat donated for "humanitarian purposes" (Sec. 1).
  • Grants the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to confiscate any horses believed will be slaughtered in violation of this bill (Sec. 1).
  • Appropriates $5 million to carry out the Horse Protection Act (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill


  • John E. Sweeney (NY - R) (Out Of Office)


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