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Hawaii animal lovers want to ban eating pets

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By CATHY BUSSEWITZ
The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Animal lovers in Hawaii have packed a legislative hearing room with poodles and pugs. They're asking lawmakers to ban the practice of eating cats and dogs in Hawaii.

The Humane Society of the United States says dog slaughter for human consumption is happening across Hawaii. They say it's hard for law enforcement to catch animal slaughterers. The Oahu Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that dogs and cats are family members, and you would not kill or eat your child.

The House Committee on Agriculture heard a bill to ban the practice on Thursday.

One woman cradling a Pomeranian read a note that her son wrote to lawmakers. The boy says he loves his dogs too much and all dogs should be loved and not eaten.

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