Tampa, Florida (WFLA) — A Global Dog and Cat Meat Trade Resolution has been introduced to Congress under a law banning domestic cat and dog meat consumption.
Rep. Vern Buchanan and U.S. Rep. Jared Moskowitz introduced a bipartisan resolution following Buchanan’s 2018 bill.
that is, Dog and cat meat trade prohibition law The law, which prohibits the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in the United States, was signed into law as part of the 2018 Farm Bill.
“Dogs and cats provide love and companionship to millions of people and should not be slaughtered and sold for food,” Buchanan said. “The United States should continue to be a leader in this inhumane and dangerous industry by passing this resolution that condemns this practice worldwide.”
The companion bill was introduced to the Senate by former Florida Governor Rick Scott and Senator Jeff Markley.
“I can’t imagine dogs and cats being tortured and killed for human consumption,” said Senator Scott. “We must end this disturbing and inhumane practice now. I am proud to join my colleagues in delivering this important message in a bicameral and bipartisan resolution.”
of International Humanitarian Society It is reported that approximately 30 million dogs and 10 million cats are slaughtered for food each year. In China, this trade is more important and is fueled by crime as most of the animals are stolen pets or feral cats.
Animals that are transported are usually crammed into tight spaces in a state of dehydration and disease. As a result, many die in transit, and those who reach slaughterhouses are clubbed, cut with knives, burned alive or electrocuted.
Consuming dog and cat meat poses serious health risks and can lead to several diseases such as rabies and cholera.