The U.S. house of representatives approved a ban on the consumption of meat of dogs and cats

© AP Photo / Pablo Martinez MonsivaisЗдание of the United States Capitol. Archival photoThe U.S. house of representatives approved a ban on the consumption of meat of dogs and cats© AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The U.S. house of representatives adopted a law prohibiting slaughter, transport, sale and possession of dogs and cats in order to use it, reports channel CBS.

The initiators of the «Law on the prohibition of the meat trade of dogs and cats» became a Republican Vern Buchanan and Democrat Alcee Hastings. The measure provides for a fine of 5 thousand dollars.

«I am proud to have fought in Congress to totally ban the killing and consumption of dogs and cats in the United States,» — said in a statement of Hastings, published after the adoption of the law. Politician urges U.S. Senate to accept this setting.

However, the law has an exception. It applies to Indian tribes that are allowed to eat meat of these animals «in the framework of a religious ceremony».

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