New York Considers Legislation Providing for Treatment of Downed Animals

New York Assembly Bill 2313 would prohibit the sale or reception of a downed animal for human consumption; require that slaughterhouses, stockyards, auction market agencies, and dealers immediately remove a downed animal for humane euthanasia or veterinary care; and forbid the dragging or pushing with equipment of a downed animal. A “downed animal” is defined as “any live species of cattle, sheep, goats or swine that is unable to stand and walk unassisted”