Name: Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health Considers Research Dog and Cat Adoption Bill
Bill Number: SB 593
On Wednesday, February 1, the Senate Committee
on Agriculture and Environment unanimously approved S 593, a companion bill to
HB 3, which received committee approval on Feb. 3. The Senate bill now
goes to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and
Health for consideration.
Healthy cats and dogs in Hawaii deserve to
have the opportunity to be adopted into loving homes after being used for
research, testing or education purposes. This bill would require research
facilities to offer cats and dogs used in research to an animal shelter or
rescue for adoption if the research facility’s own existing procedures for
adoption do not result in the adoption of an animal.
Learn more about Research
Cat and Dog Adoption Legislation
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Please give cats and dogs no longer needed for research a chance to live in a loving home
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask for your support of legislation to make healthy dogs and cats available for adoption once they are no longer needed by a research facility.SB 593 would require research facilities to make their research dogs and cats available to an animal rescue organization or animal shelter if their own adoption procedures do not result in the adoption of a healthy dog or cat no longer needed for research, testing or for education. Too often animals used in research are regarded as disposable commodities to be discarded when the research or education project is done and are euthanized instead of having a chance to live.The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has also pledged financial assistance to help facilitate the transfer of adoptable animals to local adoption centers and to support necessary veterinary care. The Senate Committee on Agriculture and the Environment voted unanimously on Feb. 1 to support this bill and the House Committee on Agriculture approved the companion bill HB 3 on Feb. 3. We hope that you will also agree that this legislation is worthy of your full support.Please give your support to legislation to allow these animals a chance at finding loving homes.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]