A resolution has been passed in the US House of Representatives asking countries like China, South Korea, Vietnam and India to end the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption, saying there is no place for such practises in a compassionate society.
In a non-controversial voice vote, the US house also passed a bill to ban American people from slaughtering dogs and cats for human consumption.
The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act, 2018, imposes a fine of US $ 5,000 (over Rs 3,50,000) for each violation.
In another resolution, the house has urged all countries including China, South Korea and India to end the dog and cat meat trade.
The act was sponsored by Republican Vern Buchanan and Democratic Alcee Hastings, both of Florida.