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Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017
To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption.
Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit people from knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption. In addition, the bill prohibits people from knowingly transporting, possessing, buying, selling, or donating: (1) a dog or cat to be slaughtered for human consumption, or (2) dog or cat parts for human consumption. The bill subjects a violator to imprisonment for up to a year, a fine, or both. The bill applies to conduct in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on AgricultureLivestock and Foreign AgricultureIntroducedMarch 7th, 2017
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