HR 503 - Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill - National Key Vote


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Title: Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill

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).