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!
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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]