Type in the word "equine" in the search box to locate bills, (proposed legislation) relating to horses.
Proposed regs will legalize every inhumane practice identified in the transport of horses to slaughter!
Doubles will be legal for 5 years AFTER the proposed regs go into effect. It has already been 4 1/2 years, that makes for 10 years of the continued use of doubles after this legislation passed..
on Proposed Regulations For the 1996 Commercial Transportation of Horses To Slaughter Act
CA Equine Council's
Comments on the Proposed Regulations For the 1996 Commercial Transportation of Horses To Slaughter Act
The PROHIBITION of Horse Slaughter and Sale of Horsemeat for Human Consumption Act Of 1998, Does Not Violate The Commerce Clause
State Horse Transportation Laws
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HoofPAC is the political action committee that has been formed to end the slaughter of America's horses. Cathleen Doyle, founder of HoofPAC, led the successful Save The Horses campaign in 1998 that made the slaughter of California's horses a felony.
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This section of our website has information on action you can take to help the horses; pending legislation; USDA Regulations on the handling and slaughter of horses; individual state transport laws; California's Prop 6 which banned the sale of CA horses to slaughter, (Yes, CA's horse industry is still thriving!) and other related information.
Many states have their laws, (statutes or codes) online. You can check on the status of legislation affecting horses by going to your state legislatures website and doing a search. Type in the word "equine" or "horse". Often you can communicate with your state and or United States Senators and Representatives by e-mail. Remember though to include your full name and address in your e-mail.
- Learn your state's laws.
- What horse organizations in your state represent the horses industry in the state legislature?
- Do they represent you on horse welfare issues? Many state horse councils are in favor of horse slaughter and do not take a strong stand on the enforcement of anti-cruelty laws as they apply to horses.
- If the horse industry organizations in your state do not represent your views on horse slaughter and horse welfare, write to your state representatives and let them know that these organizations do NOT represent you, a member of the horse industry, on this issue.
- Inform the horse organizations that you are a member of that you are
opposed to the use of double cattle trailers to transport horses & opposed
to the slaughter of horses for human consumption.
New Jersey State Statue Dead Animals
of dead or slaughtered animals; disposal for food a misdemeanor
by reason of the locality of an infected animal
herd within a city, or by reason of frozen ground or extreme heat,
it is, in the judgment of the department of agriculture, inexpedient
or impossible to bury any such dead animal
or slaughtered animal
the premises, the department may authorize any veterinarian acting for
it to slash the skin and cut the flesh of the animal and,
either under his direct oversight, or that of a city board of health,
or contractor for the disposal of dead
to give over the same to the use of a bone-boiling or glue or other
establishment for the disposal of dead animals,
but in no case shall the animal
or any part thereof, be disposed of for food,
and any such disposal of the same shall make the party concerned guilty
of a misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars,
or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months.
examination of dead or slaughtered animals
between October first and May first of any year, a veterinarian who has been
regularly graduated in veterinary medicine, desires to make a post-mortem examination
of an animal he has attended or at the request of the owner of an animal
that has died within the city limits, he may do so, if the examination is
made within twenty hours of the death or slaughter of the animal.
In every such case he shall notify the city scavenger,
or remover of carcasses of animals, of the hour of the examination, and
the scavenger shall arrange to remove the carcass in not more than three
hours after the beginning of the examination.
a county, city, township or district is threatened with a contagious
or infectious disease among animals, or poultry, to such an extent
as to seem to require more general precautions, the department
of agriculture may for such time as it shall deem necessary and
proper, quarantine such county, city, township or district and
prohibit the bringing of any animal or poultry, subject to such
contagious or infectious disease, into such county, city, township
or district, or the removal of any such animal, or poultry, out of or from
one place to another within the county, city, township or district without inspection
and a written permit signed by the department or its duly constituted
agent or representative.