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Support ban on dog meat trade animal legislation in Honolulu this week

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Once again, with your support, today HB2183; Prohibiting the Sale of Ivory, unanimously passed its first committee Now is the time to act on 3 other important bills scheduled for hearings this Thursday Feb.6 and Friday Feb. 7, 2014. Join the HSUS, Human Society of the United States Honolulu Chapter and Inga Gibson at the State Capitol.Address:
Hawaii State Capitol
415 S. Beretania, Room 229
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

1) SUPPORT HB2368; to explicitly prohibit the slaughter or trafficking of dogs or cats for human consumption and;

2) SUPPORT HB2534; to finally require that large-scale dog breeders be registered.

Both of these bills are being considered this THURSDAY Feb. 6, 2014 at 9:40am in Chair Wooley’s Agriculture Committee. To email testimony directly to the Committee (email AGRTestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov)

Sample testimony on HB2368; slaughter or trafficking in dogs or cats

  • Dogs and Cats are pets. More than 60 percent of Hawaii households have dogs or cats who they consider family members. This is an animal cruelty issue-- not a cultural or “food choice” issue.
  • Dogs used for the dogmeat trade are often lost or stolen pets or acquired from free to good home ads or the internet
  • Share your personal stories.

Sample Testimony on HB2534: dog breeder registration

· Hawaii has NO large-scale dog breeder laws or regulations. This bill simply requires that they register in order to protect both dogs and consumers

· Dogs bred in puppy mills (that yes, we sadly DO have in Hawaii) are often neglected when profit is put over welfare

· Without this registration requirement, animal care and control agencies often don’t learn about such operations until conditions are extremely poor, and when animals are sick or dying.

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