I'm not going to lose it on dreams and windmills, which, frankly, aren't working too well.
RSPCA Australia believes that state governments should follow the lead of South Australia and create specific offences for eating cats and dogs, either within their animal welfare legislation, or within their general criminal legislation. RSPCA Australia believes the consumption of cat and dog meat should be expressly prohibited in statute.
However the killing of cats or dogs for such purpose may constitute an offence under Animal Welfare Act This prohibition was enacted in Michigan is ahead of the pack, being one of only six states already outlawing the practice.
The Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act ofalso known as HRdoes provide exemptions for Native American tribes who may slaughter or trade cats or dogs for religious ceremonies.
Cats and dogs hold a specific place in Australian society as companion animals.