Animals

H.Res.244 – Expressing support for Japan to end its whaling in all forms and to strengthen measures to conserve whale populations.

Summary:
Introduced in House (04/03/2017)

Urges the United States to: (1) continue to be a global leader in whale conservation and protection, and (2) promote international efforts to conserve and protect the world’s whales.

Opposes commercial whaling.

Urges Japan to cease all whaling.

Welcomes the opportunity to work with International Whaling Commission member countries at the next Commission meeting in Brazil in 2018 on preventing and mitigating threats to whales and their habitats.

Animals

H.R.1406 – Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced:

Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2017

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption.

Animals

H.R.1141 – Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced:

Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2017

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally.

Summary:

Introduced in House (02/16/2017)

Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2017

This bill amends the Animal Welfare Act to revise the list of permissible sources of dogs and cats used by research facilities to include dogs and cats obtained: (1) from a licensed dealer, (2) from a publicly owned and operated pound or shelter that meets specified requirements, (3) by donation from a person who bred and raised the dog or cat or owned it for not less than one year, or (4) from a research facility licensed by the Department of Agriculture. The requirements pertaining to sources apply to dogs and cats obtained through sales, donations, or offers. Monetary penalties are established for violations.