The United States is considering new laws that could prevent pet owners from allowing their dogs to eat their own dinner, the Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday.
The Humane Society’s report said the proposed legislation would prohibit owners of dogs from eating the meat of their dogs’ dinner.
In the past, the federal government has issued regulations limiting pets to eating only what they can find in their own homes, and there are exceptions for medical conditions, such as when dogs are sick or injured.
However, the report said, the new legislation would go further, allowing owners to let their pets eat what they want.
If enacted, the bill would also prohibit owners from “treatting” their pets to meals like dog food, pet food, dog treats, pet toys or pet toys, the survey said.
It said the legislation could also prevent pet ownership laws from being used to justify other regulations that may be unnecessary, such a ban on feeding pets to other pets.
The bill is expected to pass the House and the Senate this year.