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House Committee on Agriculture in Hawaii advances dog slaughter legislation

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On Thursday, the House Committee on Agriculture in Honolulu advanced SB2026 to ban the slaughter of eating cats and dogs in the State of Hawaii reports the New York Post.

According to the Hawaiian Humane Society of the United States, several complaints each year are received. Stolen dogs as well as free dogs from Craigslist have been the victims of ruthless culprits who decapitate the animals and remove their feet to make the identities of the pets impossible.

Even though a law already exists banning the practice of killing dogs and cats for human consumption, SB2026 will close some of the loopholes which will amend "pet animals" in the statues. The new language will include any dog or cat, rather than the current vague wording which states dogs or cats not bred for human consumption.

Under the current law, the perpetrator has to be caught in the act of slaughtering a dog or cat for consumption. Inga Gibson, the senior state director for the Humane Society stated:

“When we do get these reports of cases of dog or cat slaughter, unless they’re caught in the act, law enforcement is not able to really prosecute."

Dog meat is still sold and eaten in China, Switzerland, Vietnam, Philippines, Korea, India, New Zealand, and Japan.

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