ADOPTION OF ANIMALS USED IN RESEARCH NOW ALLOWED

By Bob Katzen

The Senate 38-0, approved and sent to the House a proposal that would require that animals used in research labs be allowed to be put up for adoption through animal rescue organizations, rather than being automatically euthanized.

“This is a commonsense bill that would simply ensure that dogs and cats no longer needed for research have the best chance for adoption,” said Kara Holmquist, Director of Advocacy MSPCA-Angell.

“Many animals provide life-saving treatments it is only right that they should be given the opportunity to live out their lives in a loving home,” said Rep. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) who as chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture drafted this version of the proposal.

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