Two members of the U.S. House of Representative introduced a bill May 24th that would help prevent the introduction and spread of animal diseases and compensate owners of livestock, product and facilities should the disease ever reach the U.S. The bill, introduced by House Livestock and Horticulture Subcommittee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-CA) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN), is titled the Animal Health Protection Act.
The bill, H.R.2002, would consolidate
and revise the authority of the Secretary of
Agriculture to prevent the introduction and
spread of infectious animal diseases. Should
owners of livestock, products and facilities be
required to destroy animals as a result of a
seizure or quarantine to detect and/or
eradicate such a disease, they would be
compensated under this bill.
the Animal Agriculture Coalition, has worked
with livestock groups, state veterinarians, the
Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service and
Reps. Pombo and Peterson to draft the Animal
Health Protection Act to ensure the security of
the U.S. livestock industry.
information regarding HR2002, contact AMI’s
Randy Huffman or Rob Rosado.
To read a
copy of the bill visit http://thomas.loc.gov
and type in the HR2002 in the space provided to
insert the bill number.
Animal Health Protection Act Introduced in U.S. House of RepresentativesFriday, June 1, 2001