U.S. Spotlight: Farm Bill 2023 to hit new heights

The U.S. Congress will enact a major five-year bill, the Farm Bill, in 2023, a great opportunity for the World Dog Alliance (WDA) to make another splash and promote the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats.

Back in 2018, the U.S. Congress was preparing for that year’s Farm Bill, a 1,000-page bill that would set policy on U.S. crop prices, farm subsidies, food stamps and animal welfare, among other issues.

With the unremitting efforts of the WDA, the issue of banning dogs and cats has successfully entered the vision of the U.S. Congress. The “Explicit Legislation to Ban Dog and Cat Meat” is a lifesaver at this critical juncture!

On April 18, 2018, Congressman Jeff Denham, a longtime ally of the WDA, made a powerful statement when he introduced his amendment.

“This policy represents that the United States will never condone this cruelty and stands with other countries that have legislated a ban on dog and cat meat to do their part for a global ban.”

On December 12, 2018, both houses of the U.S. Congress voted to pass the Farm Bill to ban dog and cat meat, and as if by divine providence, it was the fourth anniversary of the founding of the WDA!

Looking ahead to 2023, the WDA will be lobbying the U.S. Congress to include in the new Farm Bill provisions that would encourage the government to initiate the International Agreement to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats.