United States Code

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§ 1907.
Practices involving nonambulatory livestock
(a)
Report
The Secretary of Agriculture shall investigate and submit to Congress a report on—
(1)
the scope of nonambulatory livestock;
(2)
the causes that render livestock nonambulatory;
(3)
the humane treatment of nonambulatory livestock; and
(4)
the extent to which nonambulatory livestock may present handling and disposition problems for stockyards, market agencies, and dealers.
(b)
Authority

Based on the findings of the report, if the Secretary determines it necessary, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations to provide for the humane treatment, handling, and disposition of nonambulatory livestock by stockyards, market agencies, and dealers.

(c)
Administration and enforcement

For the purpose of administering and enforcing any regulations promulgated under subsection (b), the authorities provided under sections 10414 [7 U.S.C. 8313] and 10415 [7 U.S.C. 8314] shall apply to the regulations in a similar manner as those sections apply to the Animal Health Protection Act [7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.]. Any person that violates regulations promulgated under subsection (b) shall be subject to penalties provided in section 10414.

(Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10815, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 532.)
cite as: 7 USC 1907