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Congress Bans Consumption of Dogs and Cats, BUT with EXEMPTIONS

The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act does provide exemptions for Native American tribes who may slaughter or trade a cat or dog for human consumption for the purpose of a religious ceremony.

EWAN PALMER: ‘The House of Representatives has passed a bill which outlaws the killing of cats and dogs for human consumption in a major victory for animal rights groups. The House agreed to pass the bill to prohibit the slaughter, transport, purchase, sale, trade or possession of dogs and cats for human consumption in the U.S… Killings cats and dogs to eat is still legal in 44 states, with only California, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, New York and Virginia having laws which explicitly bans the practice…

The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018, also known as HR 6720, does provide exemptions for Native American tribes who may slaughter or trade a cat or dog for human consumption for the purpose of a religious ceremony… The bill will now move to the U.S. Senate for a vote before being passed on to the President… The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation also lobbied for the bill, citing how the U.S cannot condone foreign countries for eating cats and dogs if it is still legal across large areas of the nation’. SOURCE…

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