Summary: H.R.1406 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1406. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/07/2017)

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.