Humane Treatment of Farm Animals: Overview and Issues

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Animal protection activists in the United States have long sought legislation to
modify or curtail some practices considered by U.S. agriculture to be both acceptable
and necessary to animal health. Some Members of Congress over the years have offered
various bills that would affect animal care on the farm, during transport, or at slaughter.
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees from time to time have held hearings on
farm animal welfare issues, but their members generally express a preference for
voluntary rather than regulatory approaches to humane methods of care. This report briefly provides an overview of the subject.

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Creation Date: August 22, 2005
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Becker, Geoffrey

Specialist in Agricultural Policy

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Animal protection activists in the United States have long sought legislation to
modify or curtail some practices considered by U.S. agriculture to be both acceptable
and necessary to animal health. Some Members of Congress over the years have offered
various bills that would affect animal care on the farm, during transport, or at slaughter.
The House and Senate Agriculture Committees from time to time have held hearings on
farm animal welfare issues, but their members generally express a preference for
voluntary rather than regulatory approaches to humane methods of care. This report briefly provides an overview of the subject.

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