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Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act Passes House and Senate

December 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 13, 2018--In a resounding victory for animal rights, the Animal Hope and Wellness Sponsored “Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act” passes both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate in the 2018 Farm Bill. It is now illegal to slaughter dogs and cats for human consumption, a practice still legal in 44 states.

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HR 6720 Photo (Photo credit: Marc Ching, Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation)

While this seldom happens here in America, it still occurs with a number of multiple recent cases discovered in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and New York. Many of these dogs and cats were taken from shelters, some found as strays, other stolen pets from families.

The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act which was first introduced in March 2017 by Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL). The AHWF has lobbied for The Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act, knowing that the United States cannot condemn the practice around the world if it is still legally permissible within its own borders.

“I am overjoyed at the passage of H.R. 6720,” said Marc Ching. “This is a major victory for the animals, prohibiting the consumption of two entire species while at the same time strengthening activists and groups in other countries looking to do the same.”

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Jennifer Allen

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL NEWS/VIEWS OTHER POLICY ISSUES PUBLIC POLICY CONSUMER PETS

SOURCE: Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation

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