Animal Health Protection Act 2002 , rev 2007

Findings

Congress finds tható

(1) the prevention, detection, control, and eradication of diseases and pests of animals are essential to protectó

  (A) animal health;

  (B) the health and welfare of the people of the United States;

  (C) the economic interests of the livestock and related industries of the United States;

  (D) the environment of the United States; and

  (E) interstate commerce and foreign commerce of the United States in animals and other articles;

(2) animal diseases and pests are primarily transmitted by animals and articles 
regulated under this chapter;

(3) the health of animals is affected by the methods by which animals and articles 
are transported in interstate commerce and foreign commerce;

(4) the Secretary must continue to conduct research on animal diseases and pests
that constitute a threat to the livestock of the United States; and 

(5)(A) all animals and articles regulated under this chapter are in or affect 
interstate commerce or foreign commerce; and

   (B) regulation by the Secretary and cooperation by the Secretary with foreign 
countries, States or other jurisdictions, or persons are necessary -
 
      (i) to prevent and eliminate burdens on interstate commerce
        and foreign commerce;

      (ii) to regulate effectively interstate commerce and foreign
        commerce; and

      (iii) to protect the agriculture, environment, economy, and
        health and welfare of the people of the United States.

-SOURCE-
    (Pub. L. 107-171, title X, Sec. 10402, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 494.)