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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Summary: H.R.6720 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (09/12/2018)
Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018
(Sec. 2) This bill prohibits persons from knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption. In addition, the bill prohibits persons 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 a fine.
The bill applies to conduct in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States. However, it does not apply to an activity carried out by an Indian for a religious ceremony.