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US - Food Animal - Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter


These statutory sections comprise what is commonly termed the Humane Slaughter Act.  Included in these sections are Congress' statement that livestock must be slaughtered in a humane manner to prevent needless suffering, research methods on humane methods of slaughter, the nonapplicability of these statutes to religious or ritual slaughter, and the investigation into the care of nonambulatory livestock.

US - Food Animal - Twenty Eight Hour Law of 1877


This Federal law addresses the transportation of animals, including those raised for food or in food production, across state lines. The statute provides that animals cannot be transported by "rail carrier, express carrier or common carrier" (except by air or water) for more than 28 consecutive hours without being unloaded for five hours for rest, water and food.

US - Food Labeling - Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act


The United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is a set of laws passed by Congress that gives authority to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to oversee the safety of food, drugs, and cosmetics.

US - Funding State - Pittman-Roberson Act (Chapter 5B. Wildlife Restoration)


The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to cooperate with the States, through their respective State fish and game departments, in wildlife-restoration projects.  However, no money shall be expended until the state in question assents to the provisions of this chapter and has passed laws for the conservation of wildlife, which includes a prohibition against the diversion of license fees paid by hunters for any other purpose than the administration of the fish and game department. 

US - Fur - Subchapter IV. Labeling of Fur Products


The Fur Products Labeling Act, 15 U.S.C. § 69, declares that fur products will be considered “misbranded” if “falsely or deceptively labeled” or identified, and/or if the product does not contain a label that legibly shows the name(s) of the animals from which the fur was taken, the name or other identification of the person(s) who manufactured the fur, and the country of origin of the fur.  The label must also state, if true, that the fur product contains used or artificially colored fur, and/or if it is “composed in whole or in substantial part of paws, tails, bellies, or waste fur.”  However, the law defines “fur product” as an article of clothing that is made in whole or in part by fur, but states that the Commission can exempt articles because of the small quantity of fur they contain.  The Federal Trade Commission has deemed “relatively small quantity or value” to equal $150, which means “multiple animal pelts [can exist] on a garment without a label.”

US - Golden Eagle - Protection


This public law amended the Eagle Protection Act by adding golden eagles as a protected species under the Act.  The Joint Resolution states that the golden eagle was added under the Act not only because it too faced extinction, but its listing would further protect the bald eagle, as the two species are sometimes mistaken for each other.  For further discussion, see the

Eagle Act Detailed Discussion.

US - Grazing - Taylor Grazing Act


Statute empowers Secretary of the Interior to establish and oversee grazing districts on federal land via a system of permits.

US - Horse - Restore Our American Mustangs Act


The House of Representatives passed the Restore Our American Mustangs Act (H.R. 1018) on July 17, 2009. This bill was introduced on February 12, 2009. This bill would amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. In 2005, the Omnibus Appropriations Bill lifted the prohibition on the sale of wild horses and burros for commercial purposes and allowed the BLM to sell excess animals at public sales "without limitation" (e.g., for slaughter). Congressman Rahall's bill would restore the federal prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros. It would also prevent euthanization of any wild free-roaming horses or burros unless the animal is terminally ill.

US - Horse - Wild Horses and Burros Act


The Wild Horses and Burros Act approved December 15, 1971, provides for protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros. It directs the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior and Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture to manage such animals on public lands under their jurisdiction.

US - Horse Slaughter- APHIS 2010 audit

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