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H.R. 5780: KITTEN Act of 2018

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new bill would a practice of an Agriculture Department study in which 221 cats were killed in the past five years.


A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for several straight decades now — with taxpayer money — tested the effects of a certain parasite in meat served for cats, at the conclusion of which the cats were usually killed even when they were healthy.

This has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of cats over time. Even worse, researched underreported (possibly intentionally) the amount of pain ...

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Mike Bishop

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 11, 2018
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May 11, 2018


Introduced on May 11, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 11, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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May 11, 2018

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