Iowa Bill Would Remove Licensing Requirements for Non-Commercial Slaughter of Animals

Iowa Senate File 2245 would amend the Iowa Meat and Poultry Inspection Act to create an exemption from typical licensing requirements for the slaughter of animals for “A person who slaughters, processes, or prepares livestock or poultry of the person’s own raising, exclusively for the person’s household, nonpaying guests, or nonpaying employees.” The bill has not yet been assigned to a committee.