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Washington D.C. Press Release:
Today the United States House of Representatives Agriculture Committee approved an amendment offered by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-CA) to place the language of H.R. 1406, the #dog and #cat #meat Prohibition Act into the House of Representatives Farm Bill.
H.R. 1406, authored by Congressman Alcee Hasting (D-FL) and Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL), along with 240 co-sponsors from the House, prohibits the slaughter,trade or #import #export of #dogs and #cats for human consumption in the United States- a practice still legal in 44 states.I am overjoyed that the House Agriculture Committee has put the language of H.R.1406 into the farm bill and I thank Congressman Denham for his strong #support for our cause n for making the amendment” stated Marc Ching, founder and President Emeritus of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, the sponsors of H.R.1406.This is just one small victory in our effort to ban this horrible practice in our country and internationally, but it is an important one and one that could not have been possible without our great team n the strong support we have had from our great authors Congressman Hastings n Congressman Buchanan.There is still a lot of #work to do but we are closer now than we have ever been before,” concluded Ching.The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, founded by Mr. Ching in 2011 has been a leader in bringing #global #awareness to the international practice of torturing n butchering of dogs n cats for consumption. H.R. 1406 is the foundations first legislative effort.The Farm Bill will move forward for a vote on the House floor n then to conference committee where it will be merged with the Senate version. A final bill is expected to be voted on in September.Special thanks to our lobbyist Sean Dohetry from WildHorse Consulting, whom used his personal contacts to push this bill forward. Doherty for supporting this measure and demanding that it see the light of day. Congressman Hastings n his chief of staff Lale. And all the activists whom lobbied for this bill, #together made this happen ,#friends #not #food