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H.R.1759 - Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act
115th Congress (2017-2018)
Introduced in House (03/28/2017)
Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act

This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to establish a prohibition on the use of exotic or wild animals in performances (e.g., circus, ride, carnival, or parade) of a traveling animal act. The prohibition does not apply to the use of animals in: (1) zoos; (2) aquariums; (3) research facilities; (4) film, television, or advertising, if the performance is not before a public studio audience; or (5) rodeos. The prohibition also does not apply to domestic animals or farm animals.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1759

H.R.1727 - Limiting Inhumane Federal Trapping Act
115th Congress (2017-2018)
Introduced in House (03/27/2017)
Limiting Inhumane Federal Trapping Act

This bill prohibits any personnel of the Department of the Interior
or the Department of Agriculture (USDA), in performing their
duties, from using, recommending, training in the use of, or planning
for the use of, any body-gripping trap used to kill or capture an
animal. This prohibition does not apply to training in the dismantling
of body-gripping traps that have been illegally placed.

No person shall use or possess any body-gripping trap on property
under the administrative jurisdiction of Interior or USDA, except in Indian country, regardless of whether the person is employed by, or
is working under a contract with, Interior or USDA.

Such prohibitions shall not apply to the use of a body-gripping trap
to: •control documented, invasive species to achieve resource management objectives where alternative methods have failed; or
•protect a species that is listed as an endangered or threatened
species or treated by the Forest Service as a sensitive species. 

Such exceptions shall not apply unless:
•such use of a body-gripping trap is in accordance with state and federal law; •prior to using such a trap, all available and viable
nonlethal methods for such control or protection have been
attempted; and  •such attempts have been documented in writing,
and the documentaton is maintained at the headquarters of the department that employs the individual engaging in such attempt.
The bill imposes criminal penalties for violating the prohibitions in
this bill
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1727
H.R.1629 - Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act
115th Congress (2017-2018)
Introduced in House (03/20/2017)
Public Safety and Wildlife Protection Act

This bill bans steel-jaw leghold traps and Conibear traps. 

Steel-jaw leghold traps are certain spring-powered devices with
steel jaws that are designed to snap closed on animals. Conibean
traps consist of metal frames hinged at the center point and
powered by two torsion springs that create a scissor-like action designed to kill an animal by snapping its spine. Cage traps, box
traps, suitcase-type live beaver traps, and mouse or rat snap
traps are not included in the ban.

The bill establishes penalties for violating this ban.
The Department of the Interior must pay a reward for information
that
leads to a conviction of a violation of this bill, unless the information
was provided by on duty officers or employees of federal, state, or
local governments. The reward must be 50% of the fine paid.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1629

H.R.4693 - Puppy Protection Act of 2017
115th Congress (2017-2018)
Introduced in House (12/20/2017)
To amend the Animal Welfare Act to provide for the humane treatment of dogs, and for other purposes

Humane treatment of dogs in dealer facilities, that such dealer facility
provide adequate housing for dogs that includes: completely solid flooring, sufficient indoor space to allow the tallest dog in an enclosure to stand on his or her hind legs without touching the roof of the enclosure; enclosures that are not stacked or otherwise placed on top of or below another enclosure;temperature control that is appropriate for the age, breed, and condition of the dogs in the enclosure; and is between 45 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, when dogs are present in the enclosure; that appropriate and nutritious food be fed at least twice per day, in an amount sufficient to maintain the good health and physical condition of each dog; for continuous access to potable water that is not frozen and is free of feces, algae, and other contaminants be available; for adequate exercise
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4693
H.R.1406 - Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017
115th Congress (2017-2018)
Introduced in House (03/07/2017)
Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017

This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit people from knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption. In addition, the bill prohibits people from knowingly transporting, possessing, buying, selling, or donating:
(1) a dog or cat to be slaughtered for human consumption, or
(2) dog or cat parts for human consumption.

The bill subjects a violator to imprisonment for up to a year, a fine, or
both. The bill applies to conduct in or affecting interstate or foreign
commerce or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of
the United States.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1406
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H.R.113 -(Safe Act) Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017
115th Congress (2017-2018)
Introduced in House (01/03/2017)
Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017

This bill amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to deem equine (horses and other members of the equidae family) parts to be an unsafe food additive or animal drug. 

The bill prohibits the knowing sale or transport of equines or equine parts for human consumption.
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/113