Groundbreaking victory for animals in the United States and across the world, the “Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act” was signed into law by President Trump as a provision of the Farm Bill. The bill was spearheaded and sponsored by the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation (AHWF), a nonprofit that rescues dogs and cats from the dog and cat meat trade abroad.
The Act makes it a federal offense to slaughter, trade and import/export dogs and cats for human consumption, a practice that was previously legal in 44 states.
While the practice is uncommon in America, a number of recent cases were discovered in Hawaii, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and New York. Many of these dogs and cats were taken from shelters, some found as strays, others were stolen pets from families. While the ban on dog and cat meat consumption only applies to the practice within the United States.
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it will also serve to strengthen the position of activists fighting against the dog and cat meat trade around the world.
The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act was first introduced in March 2017 by Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL). The AHWF has lobbied for The Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act, knowing that the United States cannot condemn the practice around the world if it is still legally permissible within its own borders.
The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act was first introduced in March 2017 by Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL). The AHWF has lobbied for The Dog and Cat Meat Prohibition Act, knowing that the United States cannot condemn the practice around the world if it is still legally permissible within its own borders
“This is a major victory for the animals, prohibiting the consumption of two entire species, while at the same time making America the leader in putting an end to this brutal practice worldwide,” said Marc Ching of AHWF. “When we started this all we ever wanted to do was make a difference, to move towards bringing an end to the suffering of these animals who are like our children, our family.”
Are there any countries where Islam is banned, or that might soon ban Islam?
Well in-fact there are many countries which have put restriction on Islam as a religion and its practices here is the list
Bhutan , also known as most peaceful country in Asia , officially does not recognise Islam as a religion. It only recognise Buddhism and Hinduism.
Officially Myanmar allows to practice any religion , but it emphasise mainly on Theravada Buddhism. Islam face tough persecution from the Government.
The constitution of China protects what it calls “normal religious activity”,defined in practice as activities that take place within government-sanctioned religious organisations and registered places of worship. Muslims in Xinjiang province are banned to keep long beard and covering face(for women) , Ramdan is a banned religious act and Muslims worshiping independently have been detained and charged with conducting “illegal religious activities”.
Recently China also banned certain Islamic name for the new born child. “Muhammad,” ”Jihad” and “Islam” are among at least 29 names now banned in the heavily Muslim region of China.
- North Korea
North Korea does not recognise any religion. Muslims and Christians are persecuted for following religion or conducting religious activities.
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Angolan government does not legally recognize any Muslim organizations , as a result, mosques in the country have faced restrictions and many have been shut down by the government
Slovakia has recently passed a law which bans construction of mosque , in the country. For more information read Lara Novakov’s answer to Are there any countries where Islam is banned, or that might soon ban Islam?.
Pacific Islands Samoa also wants ban on Islam and Muslim. Poland also had seen several similar movements and protest to ban Islam. In addition to that Islamic veil also known as Burqa is banned in public in several countries in Europe and others
- Cameroon-Far North Region
While it is not, as far as I know, actually banned, there probably aren’t any Muslim in the Vatican.