It is still legal to eat dog meat in the United States. Many are unaware that this is an issue that is happening right here in the United States.
When images of the China Dog Meat Festival hit the internet, it caused anger, shock, and outrage among the animal lovers nationwide. Issues continue with dog meat farms throughout Asia, including Korea. After all, dogs and cats are not for human consumption but as sweet and loyal family pets. Efforts were made to stop these cruel practices and horror through petitions, letters, and pleas on social media on the other side of the world, yet we are not entirely aware that this barbaric dog meat issue is happening right here in the United States.
Did you know that dog and cat meat is completely legal in 44 states of the U.S.? That’s right — as shocked and outraged as so many of us are about the brutality to companion animals in other parts of the world, the truth is that the slaughter is happening right here in our homeland, too.
A mere 6 states have outlawed dog and cat meat, with only Virginia, California, Hawaii, New York, Georgia, and Michigan having laws that prevent such practices. That leaves nearly 90% of the country with no law protecting these animals from being killed, butchered and eaten.But now, there is an opportunity to finally end this atrocity. Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) has introduced H.R. 1406, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017, which will prohibit the transport, sale, and possession of dogs or cats to be slaughtered for human consumption.
“This bill allows the United States to stand in unity with other countries that have made the dog and cat meat trade illegal, while also giving the United States greater standing to urge other countries to end this brutal and inhumane practice once and for all,” said Hastings.
What you can do to stop this?
Help stop the practice of raising dogs and cats for meat by asking the federal government to step.This legislation was cosponsored by Reps. Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Dave Trott (R-MI), and Brenden F. Boyle (D-PA). And with the support of both parties, there is no excuse for Congress not to pass this lifesaving bill. Please sign the petition urging Congress to enact the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017 at once. It’s time for America to finally protect its companion animals from slaughter.