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Massachusetts: Hearings Held; Take Action to Support Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research

Massachusetts: Hearings Held; Take Action to Support Adoption of Dogs and Cats Used in Research

Name: An Act Protecting Research Animals

Bill Number: H 3232 / S 489

Healthy cats and dogs deserve the opportunity for adoption into loving homes after being used for research, testing or education purposes instead of being euthanized. This legislation 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 animal is 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 for H 3232 took place before the Joint Committee on Public Health on July 11, 2017; a hearing was also held for S 489 before the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, but no action was taken in 2017. The committees must vote on these bills by February 7, so please take action now!

Learn more about Research Cat and Dog Adoption Legislation

Call to Actions:

 

  1. Please ask the Joint Committee on Health and the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to support this important piece of legislation.
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Recipients

  • Senate Chair, Anne M. Gobi
  • House Chair, Kate Hogan
  • Senate Chair, Jason M. Lewis
  • House Chair, Smitty Pignatelli

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Please give cats and dogs in research a chance to live in a loving home

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask for your support of H 3232/S 489, which would require research institutions and product testing facilities 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 needed by the facility.

Too often animals used in research live their entire lives without knowing the joy of being part of a family, being taken for long walks or cuddling up next to caring human companion. 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]