View Larger Image A lot of people in the U. That controversy aside, there are even more U. Not only that, but it is also practiced. Particularly among some immigrant groups, eating cats and dogs is a traditional practice.
The Humane Society of the United States says dog slaughter for human consumption is happening across Hawaii. The group receives at least two reports a year of dogs or cats being slaughtered for food, but it says it's hard for law enforcement to catch animal slaughterers.
Eating meat from cats and dogs is considered acceptable in other countries, including parts of Asia. And while many Americans eat pigs or cows, consuming meat from those animals is vilified elsewhere. The Oahu Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said dogs and cats are considered members of many families.
One woman, Sara Knaus, cradled a Pomeranian as she read a note that her son wrote to lawmakers. Dogs can help people with disabilities, she said, noting the letter was the first thing that her son, who has autism, had ever written.
Dogs also sacrificed their lives for the country while working with the military, said Jane Shiraki, a Honolulu resident. Romy Cachola emphasized that his family members have pets, but he questioned the need for a new law when one is already in place.
Jessica Wooley, chairwoman of the House Agriculture Committee, said the bill tightens existing law. The committee amended the bill to include all pets, not just cats and dogs. Clift Tsuji voted against the measure, and several other lawmakers expressed reservations.A few states, including New York, New Jersey and California, ban the butchering of dogs and cats, which usually only occurs in immigrant communities.
One vocal supporter of the ban on eating popular pets is animal rights activist group Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS). Call For A Ban On Eating Cats And Dogs.
Call for a Ban on Eating Cats and Dogs. "Around three percent of the Swiss secretly eat cat or dog," said Tomi Tomek, founder and president of animal protection group SOS Chats Noiraigue.
"We especially see it in the regions of Lucerne, Appenzell, Jura and in the canton of Bern.", she added. Sen. Chuck Grassley supports ban on dog, cat meat; Rep.
Steve King opposed Sen. Grassley, a farmer, said he doesn't even eat lamb meat, telling how there were triplets in his farm's lamb flock in.
Nov 03, · Watch video · Animal rights campaigners blast last Western country to allow CATS and DOGS to be EATEN KILLING, dismembering, cooking and eating pet cats and dogs should be banned in Switzerland, the last Author: Tom Batchelor.
First in Asia: Taiwan bans eating of cats and dogs Taiwan on Tuesday, April 12, , raises the penalty for animal abuse and became the first country in Asia to ban the consumption of dogs and cats.
California, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, New York and Virginia are the six states that explicitly ban cat and dog consumption. The maximum penalty for eating cats and dogs is $5,