Name: An Act Protecting Research Animals
Bill Number: H 3232
Healthy cats and dogs deserve the opportunity for
adoption into loving homes after being used for research, testing or educational
purposes instead of being euthanized. This legislation, introduced in 2017,
would require research institutions and product testing facilities in
Massachusetts to offer cats and dogs used in research to an animal shelter or
rescue organization for adoption if the animals are deemed appropriate for
adoption. In addition, this bill limits the amount of time any dog or cat can
be used for research or testing to not more than two years.
A hearing was held before the Joint Committee
on Public Health on July 11, 2017, but no action was taken in 2017. The
committee now has until May 9, 2018 to make a decision on whether to support
this bill. A companion bill in the Senate, S 489, was not carried over into
Please don’t wait to make your voice heard in
support of this legislation.
Learn more about Research Cat and Dog Adoption Legislation.
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Please give cats and dogs in research a chance to live in loving homes
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask for your support of H 3232, which would require research institutions and product testing facilities in Massachusetts to make healthy dogs and cats available for adoption through an animal shelter or rescue organization instead of euthanizing them when they are no longer used by the facility. This bill would allow a facility to make the determination of whether an individual dog or cat is suitable for adoption. It would hold the facility free from liability for any damages due to the adoption of the animal by a third party. In addition, this bill would limit the amount of time during which a research facility can use a cat or dog in research to two years. Please support this legislation, which would allow the adoption of healthy cats and dogs into loving homes.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]