United States

Legislation Roadmap

2014
12 December, 2014
WDA's Founding Ceremony
2015
5 June, 2015
Launch of Campaign

Genlin started his campaign to ban dog and cat meat in Washington, DC.

27 November, 2015
Premiere of "Eating Happiness"

"Eating Happiness", a documentary directed, filmed and edited by Genlin, was premiered in New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.

2016
16 October, 2016
Meeting with Marc Ching

Genlin met with animal activist Marc Ching to discuss legislation strategies.

2017
3 July, 2017
Bill Introduced by Rep. Alcee Hastings

US Representative Alcee Hastings introduced a bill to ban dog and cat meat.

2018
18 April, 2018
Rep. Jeff Denham Proposed an Amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill

US Representative Jeff Denham introduced an amendment to include a dog and cat meat ban in the 2018 Farm Bill.

6 May, 2018
Full-page Ads on Major Newspapers

WDA ran full-page advertisements on The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.

15 June, 2018
President Donald Trump replies to WDA

WDA's White House Petition received over 100,000 signatures, prompting a response from President Donald Trump.

21 June, 2018
The House approved the Farm Bill
28 June, 2018
The Senate approved the Farm Bill
12 December, 2018
Both chambers passed the Farm Bill
20 December, 2018
President Donald Trump signed the Bill
2019
26 September, 2019
30 Congressmen Sign Letter to Garner Trump’s Support on the International Convention to Prohibit the Eating of Dogs and Cats

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