Name: Research Animal Retirement Act
Bill Number: SB 101
On March 28, the House Health & Human
Development Committee approved SB 101, which would require research
institutions to offer healthy cats and dogs used in research for adoption
instead of euthanizing them, either by entering into an agreement with an
animal rescue organization or animal shelter, or by making the animal available
through private placement.
While the version of the bill under
consideration by the House differs from that passed by the Senate, it contains
most of the same key provisions.
Delaware is very close to passing this
important bill—please let your state Representative know that their support is
an issue of concern to you, their constituent, by asking for their vote.
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 for SB 101, to require research institutions to make dogs and cats available for adoption, either through an animal rescue organization or through private adoption, instead of euthanizing them when they are no longer used. Too often, animals used in research are regarded as disposable commodities to be discarded when the research or education project is done. While the House version of this legislation differs in part from that passed by the Senate, the key provisions between both bills are the same. I hope that you will support this legislation and allow cats and dogs used for research to have a chance to find loving homes. This is an important issue to me, so I hope that you will help to pass this bill before the end of Delaware's 2018 legislative session. Thank you.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]