Prohibit Dog and Cat Meat in the U.S.

Target: Mike Conaway, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture

Goal: Ensure the protection of cats and dogs by passing and co-sponsoring the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act.

The battle against killing dogs and cats for their meat is hugely important and requires a strong hand of leadership from countries like the U.S., but currently, the head of the House Committee on Agriculture is preventing this. The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act, or HR 1406, is vital to this fight. The bill would forbid anyone from knowingly transporting, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling or donating a dog or cat, or dog or cat parts, to be slaughtered or used for human consumption.

However, this important measure cannot even be considered to be signed into law without the approval of Committee Chairman Conaway, who inhumanely opposes it. The bill would not only protect dogs and cats in America, but would help combat the rampant dog meat trade in Asia by removing the U.S. as a source of imports and exports, and by setting an example of humanity and compassion. Sign below to demand that Chairman Conaway stop blocking this bill, and instead review, pass, and co-sponsor it, allowing it to move to the House floor for a vote.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chairman Conaway,

Human consumption of cat and dog meat is unacceptable and must not be allowed to stand. Not only must dogs and cats in America be protected, but the U.S. must help combat this cruel and brutal practice around the world by setting an example of humanity, and by refusing to engage in the dog meat trade of Asia or any other country.

HR 1406, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act, is critical to this fight. It is vital to allow this bill to be brought to the floor for a vote. I urge you to mark up, pass, and co-sponsor HR 1406 and fight for the protection of innocent dogs and cats.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Gerhard Gellinger

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10 Comments

  1. No to horse meat too

  2. 1 – Absolutely unnecessary measure, since the cat is usually the one who sees the dog first and thus avoid any danger zone and eventual conflict before it even has occurred.

    2 – If such a proposal goes through, who will then ensure that it is met, the police?

    3 – Certainly, there are a lot of poor people who go unemployed in the United States, but there must be limitations on things, even in this case.

    It is for the above reasons I do not vote in the case.

  3. While I am all for no cat and dog meat here in the US and elsewhere. I must also found it hypocritical if I don’t say to ban ALL meats. Especially considering that you don’t need them to live a healthy and tasteful life.

    ALL creatures deserve a life free from pain and suffering. We must end factory farming, fur/leather farms, animal experimentation, animal in circuses and etc!

  4. How can we pretend to be superior to countries like China and Korea for their treatment of companion animals when cats & dogs are slaughtered for meat in the US?

  5. Selena Brooks Selena Brooks says:

    Sick and disgusting!!!

  6. jennifer taylor says:

    Implementation of this bill is essential.

  7. Sasha Patrick says:

    The dog and cat meat trade is horrific,this kind of abuse should not be happening in a civilised country! Ban it now!

  8. One has to draw a line somewhere and hopefully in America the Dog and cat meat trade is that line. For many people in America they are fur kids and what happens to dogs (and cats), for meat in many (yes backward), countries is purely and simply satanic evil.

  9. Rachel Davies says:

    After signing hundreds of petitions for banning of this barbaric trade in China, S Korea, Cambodia and heaps of other uncivilised countries, I never thought I’d see the need for such a petition in the USofA. This is unbelievable, not to mention immoral. We’re supposed to be the civilised ones. Have we learnt nothing over the last few decades? It seems not. Our treatment of all animals grows worse by the hour. Human beings – the worst of all the species, and the only ones who kill for pleasure alone ……

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