The Dog and Cat Meat Ban
HR 6720 - The Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act
As one of the leading non- profit organizations against the rampant Dog Meat Trade in Asia, Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation and Animal Hope in Legislation initiated the creation of H.R. 6720 titled the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act first introduced on March 8, 2017 by Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20). H.R. 6720 prohibits the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption.
In a majority of the United States (44 states) it is still legal to slaughter dogs and cats for the purpose of human consumption of these animals.
“We want the message to be sent worldwide that human consumption of dog and cat meat is unacceptable everywhere, not only in Asia.” –Marc Ching
The language of H.R. 6720 was passed in the Farm Bill in December 2018- a huge victory in the fight against the consumption of dogs and cats worldwide. Making the consumption of dogs and cats illegal in America, sends a message to ally countries, that this type of behavior is frowned upon.