As one of the leading non- profit organizations against the rampant Dog Meat Trade in Asia, Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation initiated the creation of H.R. 1406 titled, Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act introduced on March 8, 2017 by Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20)

H.R. 1406:
To amend the animal welfare act to prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption.

If passed, this bill will prohibit any person to knowingly ship, transport, move, deliver, receive, possess, purchase, sell or donate dog or cat parts for human consumption. In a majority of the United States (44 states) it is still legal to slaughter dogs and cats for the purpose of human consumption of these animals.

AHWF enlisted the guidance of another leading non- profit, Social Compassion In Legislation (SCIL), which specializes in generating animal welfare legislation, to help facilitate the creation of the bill.

“We want the message to be sent worldwide that human consumption of dog and cat meat is unacceptable everywhere, not only in Asia and that is ultimately, if the bill passes, against the law in the United States.” –Marc Ching

This legislation is important because even though it seldom happens here in the United States, it is about setting precedence. It is about teaching and being an example for those who only know one life style. America and her people cannot criticize when there is no law prohibiting those acts here.

H.R. 1406 is sponsored by: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20), Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16), Dave Trott (R-MI-11) and Bredan Boyle (D-PA-13). Also, Shannen Doherty and Social Compassion In Legislation.


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H.R. 1406 Introduced by Congressman Alcee L. Hastings on March 8, 2017

March 21, 2017 Shannen Doherty and sponsored Congressmen join Marc Ching at Capitol Hill to speak before Congress

“It is strange, how after all the dying. How after so much sacrifice and suffering, how light still breaks through darkness. And how miracles still seem to happen. Changing a law, that is history. Protecting an entire species, life altering.” –Marc Ching