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PUBLIC BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS: Introduction in the House of H.R. 4941: Keep Our Pets Safe Act of 2018


Author:
Tom Marino, United States Government Publishing Office, United States, Congress, House of Representatives, and Committee on Agriculture
Year:
2018
Subject:
Animal welfare--Laws and legislation
Abstract:
This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit a person from knowingly confining a common household pet in an enclosed space if the confinement could harm or kill the pet through exposure to excessive heat or cold, lack of ventilation, or lack of water. A common household pet is a domesticated animal (e.g., dog, cat, bird, rodent, rabbit, fish, or turtle) that is traditionally kept in the home for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes. The bill specifies the applicable criminal penalty—a prison term of up to one year, a fine, or both—for a person who violates this prohibition.
Format:
2 p.
Language:
English
Publisher:
United States Government Publishing Office
Collection:
Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection
Permanent URL:
https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/CREC-2018-02-06/CREC-2018-02-06-pt1-PgH901-2