U.S. Appropriations Bill 2024 Includes “International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats” Championed by WDA

With the help of Republican Congressman David Valadao, the “International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats,” which is championed by World Dog Alliance, has been included in the U.S. Appropriations Bill 2024. On Mar 22, 2024 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Appropriations Bill by a vote of 286-134. On March 23, the U.S. Senate passed the bill by a vote of 74-24. President Joe Biden signed this bill into law on the same day.

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Clause details in the Appropriations Bill:

“The Committee is aware that in 2018 Congress banned the knowing slaughter of a dog or cat for human consumption in the United States. Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall brief the Committees on Appropriations on similar steps taken by other countries and the prospects of, and support for, addressing such practices as part of an international agreement.”