To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON SHIPPING, TRANSPORTING, MOVING, DELIVERING, RECEIVING, POSSESSING, PURCHASING, SELLING, OR DONATION OF HORSES AND OTHER EQUINES FOR SLAUGHTER FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
(a) Definitions.--Section 2 of the Horse Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1821) is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) as paragraphs (2), (3), (5), and (6), respectively; (2) by inserting before paragraph (2) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)) the following: ``(1) The term `human consumption' means ingestion by people as a source of food.''; and (3) by inserting after paragraph (3) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)) the following: ``(4) The term `slaughter' means the killing of 1 or more horses or other equines with the intent to sell or trade the flesh for human consumption.''. (b) Findings.--Section 3 of the Horse Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 1822) is amended-- (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (5) as paragraphs (6) through (10), respectively; (2) by adding before paragraph (6) (as redesignated by paragraph (1)) the following: ``(1) horses and other equines play a vital role in the collective experience of the United States...