H.R.1406 - Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] (Introduced 03/07/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/23/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1406 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.