Bill Would Prevent Federal Funding from Being Used for Ventilation Shutdown Killing

House Resolution 9552, the Transparency in Depopulation Act, would prevent federal funding from being used for certain methods of animal slaughter, including ventilation shutdown, which entails elimination of ventilation and fan systems to raise temperatures and kill animals by inducing hyperthermia and hypoxia. The provisions also would require farms to publicly disclose their killing methods and other associated data. The bill was introduced by Representative Pramila Jayapal and has been referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. The bill text is not yet publicly available.