Senate Bill S2163B

Signed By Governor
2023-2024 Legislative Session

Prohibits the slaughter of horses for human or animal consumption

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S2163 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5109
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §385, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S5983, A7871
2021-2022: S5875, A5481

2023-S2163 - Summary

Prohibits any person, corporation, association, or other entity from slaughtering a horse where such person, corporation, association, or other entity knows or has reason to know that such horse will be used for human or animal consumption; prohibits any person, corporation, association, or other entity from possessing, selling, importing, etc., a horse or horseflesh if such person, corporation, association, or other entity knows or should have known that any part of such horse or horseflesh will be used for human or animal consumption; provides penalties for violation.

2023-S2163 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2163 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2163
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agriculture
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
   iting the slaughtering of horses for human consumption
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
 section 385 to read as follows:
   §  385.  PROHIBITION OF SLAUGHTERING HORSES FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.  1.
 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY
 PERSON TO SLAUGHTER OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON SLAUGHTER A HORSE WHERE  SUCH
 PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE USED FOR
 HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
   2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL
 FOR ANY PERSON TO POSSESS, TO IMPORT INTO OR EXPORT FROM THE  STATE,  TO
 SELL, BUY, GIVE AWAY, HOLD, OR ACCEPT ANY HORSE WITH THE INTENT OF KILL-
 ING,  OR HAVING ANOTHER KILL, SUCH HORSE, IF SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD
 HAVE KNOWN THAT ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE USED FOR  HUMAN  CONSUMP-
 TION.
   3.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL
 FOR ANY PERSON TO SELL AT RETAIL, BARTER, OFFER TO  SELL  AT  RETAIL  OR
 BARTER,  GIVE  AWAY,  OR  PURCHASE  AT RETAIL HORSEFLESH, IF SUCH PERSON
 KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT ANY OF THE HORSEFLESH WILL BE USED  FOR  HUMAN
 CONSUMPTION.
   4.  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON TO POSSESS HORSEFLESH WITH THE
 INTENT TO SELL SUCH HORSEFLESH  AT  RETAIL  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  HUMAN
 CONSUMPTION.
   5.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL
 FOR ANY PERSON TO IMPORT INTO OR EXPORT FROM  THIS  STATE,  LIVE  HORSES
 WHERE  SUCH  PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT SUCH HORSE IS INTENDED FOR
 SLAUGHTER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06575-01-3
              

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2023-S2163A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5109
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §385, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S5983, A7871
2021-2022: S5875, A5481

2023-S2163A - Summary

Prohibits any person, corporation, association, or other entity from slaughtering a horse where such person, corporation, association, or other entity knows or has reason to know that such horse will be used for human or animal consumption; prohibits any person, corporation, association, or other entity from possessing, selling, importing, etc., a horse or horseflesh if such person, corporation, association, or other entity knows or should have known that any part of such horse or horseflesh will be used for human or animal consumption; provides penalties for violation.

2023-S2163A - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2163A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2163--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Agriculture  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to  prohib-
   iting the slaughtering of horses for human or animal consumption
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
 section 385 to read as follows:
   § 385. PROHIBITION OF SLAUGHTERING HORSES FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMP-
 TION.  1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAW-
 FUL FOR ANY PERSON TO SLAUGHTER OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON SLAUGHTER A HORSE
 IF  SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD KNOW THAT ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE
 USED FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMPTION.
   2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL
 FOR  ANY  PERSON  WHO OWNS OR IS IN THE PROCESS OF TAKING OWNERSHIP OF A
 HORSE TO IMPORT, EXPORT,  SELL,  OFFER  TO  SELL  OR  BARTER,  TRANSFER,
 PURCHASE,  POSSESS,  TRANSPORT,  DELIVER,  RECEIVE,  GIVE AWAY, HOLD, OR
 ACCEPT, OR DIRECT ANOTHER PERSON TO IMPORT, EXPORT, SELL, OFFER TO  SELL
 OR  BARTER,  TRANSFER,  PURCHASE,  POSSESS, TRANSPORT, DELIVER, RECEIVE,
 GIVE AWAY, HOLD, OR ACCEPT A HORSE, IF SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR SHOULD  HAVE
 KNOWN  THAT  ANY  PART  OF  SUCH  HORSE WILL BE USED FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL
 CONSUMPTION.
   3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL
 FOR  ANY  PERSON  WHO  OWNS  OR IS IN THE PROCESS OF TAKING OWNERSHIP OF
 HORSEFLESH TO IMPORT, EXPORT, SELL, OFFER TO SELL OR  BARTER,  TRANSFER,
 PURCHASE,  POSSESS,  TRANSPORT,  DELIVER,  RECEIVE,  GIVE AWAY, HOLD, OR
 ACCEPT, OR DIRECT ANOTHER PERSON TO IMPORT, EXPORT, SELL, OFFER TO  SELL
 OR  BARTER,  TRANSFER,  PURCHASE,  POSSESS, TRANSPORT, DELIVER, RECEIVE,
 GIVE AWAY, HOLD, OR ACCEPT HORSEFLESH, IF SUCH PERSON  KNOWS  OR  SHOULD
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06575-03-3
              

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2023-S2163B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5109
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §385, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S5983, A7871
2021-2022: S5875, A5481

2023-S2163B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits any person, corporation, association, or other entity from slaughtering a horse where such person, corporation, association, or other entity knows or has reason to know that such horse will be used for human or animal consumption; prohibits any person, corporation, association, or other entity from possessing, selling, importing, etc., a horse or horseflesh if such person, corporation, association, or other entity knows or should have known that any part of such horse or horseflesh will be used for human or animal consumption; provides penalties for violation.

2023-S2163B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S2163B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2163--B
     Cal. No. 863
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 19, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Agriculture  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
   tee,  ordered  to first and second report, ordered to a third reading,
   amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
   third reading
 
 AN  ACT to amend the agriculture and markets law, in relation to prohib-
   iting the slaughtering of horses for human or animal consumption
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
 section 385 to read as follows:
   § 385. PROHIBITION OF SLAUGHTERING HORSES FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMP-
 TION.  1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT SHALL BE UNLAW-
 FUL FOR ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, OR OTHER ENTITY TO SLAUGH-
 TER OR HAVE ANOTHER PERSON, CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION,  OR  OTHER  ENTITY
 SLAUGHTER  A  HORSE  IF ANY PART OF SUCH HORSE WILL BE USED FOR HUMAN OR
 ANIMAL CONSUMPTION.
   2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL
 FOR ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, OR OTHER ENTITY WHO OWNS OR IS
 IN  THE  PROCESS OF TAKING OWNERSHIP OF A HORSE TO IMPORT, EXPORT, SELL,
 OFFER TO SELL OR BARTER, TRANSFER, PURCHASE, POSSESS, TRANSPORT,  DELIV-
 ER,  RECEIVE,  GIVE  AWAY,  HOLD, OR ACCEPT, OR DIRECT ANOTHER PERSON TO
 IMPORT, EXPORT, SELL, OFFER  TO  SELL  OR  BARTER,  TRANSFER,  PURCHASE,
 POSSESS,  TRANSPORT,  DELIVER,  RECEIVE,  GIVE  AWAY,  HOLD, OR ACCEPT A
 HORSE, WITH THE INTENT OF SLAUGHTERING OR HAVING ANOTHER PERSON,  CORPO-
 RATION,  ASSOCIATION,  OR  OTHER  ENTITY  SLAUGHTER  SUCH  HORSE FOR THE
 PURPOSE OF HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMPTION.
   3. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, IT  SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL
 FOR ANY PERSON, CORPORATION, ASSOCIATION, OR OTHER ENTITY WHO OWNS OR IS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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Anne_Ross
7 months ago

I am a small farmer and horse owner. In 2020 I bailed a purebred Arabian out of a Peabody, Kansas killpen. He was on his last day before loading on the truck to transport to an inhumane death in a Mexico slaughterhouse. I wish you could see this gorgeous horse today - who fell through the cracks and wound up in a desperate situation. The slaughter for food, and shipment of horses to Mexico and Canada, should not be tolerated by our “civilized “ society.

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