Breaking! Shannen Doherty To Meet With House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy To Discuss Bill To End The Slaughter Of Dogs & Cats For Human Consumption

During a congressional briefing this morning hosted by Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20), actress and longtime animal advocate Shannen Doherty announced that she will be meeting this afternoon with Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the current majority leader in the United States House of Representatives, to discuss a new bill introduced by Hastings that, if turned into law, will protect dogs and cats from slaughter for human consumption anywhere in the country.

Shannen, who credited her brother Sean for arranging the meeting, was participating in the briefing along with Marc Ching, Founder of Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation (AHWF), Valarie Ianniello AHWF Executive Director and Nick Sackett, attorney and Social Compassion in Legislation (SCIL) Board Member among others.

Animal Hope And Wellness Foundation, which is at the forefront of trying to end the horrific dog meat trade in Asia, supported the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act and enlisted the expertise of Social Compassion In Legislation, a leader in generating animal welfare legislation in California and nationwide. Both non-profits worked alongside Representative Hastings as he introduced the bill on March 6, 2017.

If passed, the bill will “prohibit any person to knowingly ship, transport, move, deliver, receive, possess, purchase, sell, or donate a dog or cat to be slaughtered for human consumption; or dog or cat parts for human consumption.”

Currently, only California, New York, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia and Hawaii have any legislation in place to regulate the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption.

AHWF wants to send the important message, worldwide, that human consumption of dog and cat meat is unacceptable everywhere, not only in Asia!

Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16), Dave Trott (R-MI-11) and Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13) sponsored the bi-partisan bill along with Hastings.


Doherty recently hosted AHWF’s first annual Gratitude Gala with Marc Ching to raise awareness to put an end to the Dog And Cat Meat Slaughter for worldwide.

Please think of all animals and Choose Compassion On Your Plate! 

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