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house Bill H.R. 6720

Should the Dog & Cat Meat Trade be Prohibited?

Argument in favor

Federal law should prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption, and states should be able to implement more stringent animal welfare laws than the federal standard.

Terri's Opinion
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09/09/2018
Why is this even being discussed? It goes against our cultural norms. End of discussion. What we need to do is to do something about unwanted pets being dumped at kill shelters. You know, like, I dunno, free spay and neuter for pets at high risk of being dumped. I'm simply not eating Castor, I don't care how good she might taste in a soup. I can't believe this is even a discussion with lawmakers.
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Lauren's Opinion
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09/10/2018
Why would it not be prohibited? We are not a third world country where we need to consume any resources available to us. These are people's family members. It should be the same as eating a human.
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Deirdre 's Opinion
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09/10/2018
We have to start protecting our animals not eating them
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Argument opposed

The slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption isn’t common in the U.S., so unless it becomes a problem there’s no need for federal, state, or local laws on the subject.

David's Opinion
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09/09/2018
i love dogs and cats as companions. But i know there are cultures that value them as a food source. Who on earth am i to tell them that they are immoral?
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Sarah's Opinion
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09/10/2018
If dog and cat meat trade is made illegal, then the slaughter of cows, pigs, chickens, etc. should also be made illegal. It’s hypocrisy at it’s finest.
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Bob's Opinion
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09/10/2018
If somebody from a different culture wants to eat something most Americans wouldn't, who are we to tell them they can't?
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    Why is this even being discussed? It goes against our cultural norms. End of discussion. What we need to do is to do something about unwanted pets being dumped at kill shelters. You know, like, I dunno, free spay and neuter for pets at high risk of being dumped. I'm simply not eating Castor, I don't care how good she might taste in a soup. I can't believe this is even a discussion with lawmakers.
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    i love dogs and cats as companions. But i know there are cultures that value them as a food source. Who on earth am i to tell them that they are immoral?
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    Why would it not be prohibited? We are not a third world country where we need to consume any resources available to us. These are people's family members. It should be the same as eating a human.
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    If dog and cat meat trade is made illegal, then the slaughter of cows, pigs, chickens, etc. should also be made illegal. It’s hypocrisy at it’s finest.
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    We have to start protecting our animals not eating them
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    We should not have puppy mills, much less eating cats and dogs. Cruelty to animals( all animals) should be checked with penalties. People who are cruel to animals go on to human abuse. Jeffrey Dahmer comes to mind. ( this includes cattle, horses. sheep, pigs, and chickens, goats, etc. which should be raised and slaughtered humanely. Plus govt needs to stop running foals with helicopters until they die.
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    If somebody from a different culture wants to eat something most Americans wouldn't, who are we to tell them they can't?
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    My God, why is that even a question?!?! Of COURSE it should be prohibited!!!
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    In our Country this should be a big no and if they pass this then they also will need too put in the bill for those nut jobs that eat human meat. Were does it end if they want too eat hamster and Dog or Cat then stay in the country they came from and enjoy.
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    No question. No dogs or cats as meat.
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    This needs to be passed. Other cultures in the world are ok with consuming cats and dogs, we don’t need family pets or those in shelters disappearing for food.
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    There has to be a hidden agenda, since when was there a problem? Just making work for congress?? Introduced by republican from florida, there has to be some other stuff in this bill that will screw the public in some way.
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    Unless we come to a point where Americans can eliminate the meat trade altogether (which is ethically and environmentally harmful) it’s important to protect people’s individual liberties and cultural traditions.
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    This cruelty to animals is heartbreaking and they can not speak for themselves, so please stand and be a voice for them. Show some love and be their voice.
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    The government has no business telling anyone what the can buy or eat. The slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption isn’t common in the U.S., so unless it becomes a problem there’s no need for federal, state, or local laws on the subject.
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    Dogs and cats aren't raised or own for their meat to eat---they are part of family-we don't eat our family!
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    There are no words for this for me. Why is this even being considered? We aren’t an impoverished nation that we need to consider eating cats and dogs. This administration is astounding.
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    In this country, these are pets and not food. Period. Full stop.
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    If it is clean and well labeled and no one’s pet was killed to produce it then I see no problem Now taking human children away from their asylum seeking parents...that’s a problem. Denying health care to humans, that’s a problem. Releasing more methane into the atmosphere, that’s a problem.
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    More government overreach. Humans eat animals. Making it illegal and imprisoning people for eating certain animals that make you feel bad is pointless at best and tyranny at worst. Slippery slope too. The vegans would have this be spread to all meats!
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