H.R.6720 - Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] (Introduced 09/06/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture | Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/17/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.6720 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (09/17/2018)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018”.
(1) knowingly slaughter a dog or cat for human consumption; or
(A) a dog or cat to be slaughtered for human consumption; or
(B) a dog or cat part for human consumption.
(1) in interstate commerce or foreign commerce; or
(2) within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
(c) Exception for Indian Tribes.—The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to an Indian (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304)) carrying out any activity described in subsection (a) for the purpose of a religious ceremony.
(d) Penalty.—Any person who violates subsection (a) shall be subject to a fine in an amount not greater than $5,000 for each violation.
(1) limits any State or local law or regulation protecting the welfare of animals; or
(2) prevents a State or unit of local government from adopting and enforcing an animal welfare law or regulation that is more stringent than this section.
Passed the House of Representatives September 12, 2018.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|