30th March 2016
We back Bill to stop shelter animals being used for experiments in California
Current law allows shelters to sell animals to laboratories
We are sponsoring legislation in California to stop the shocking practice of shelter dogs and cats being sold for use in cruel experiments. Currently Californian law allows shelters to sell unclaimed animals to laboratories for use in painful experiments, as long as they post a public notice.
This new Bill will prohibit this horrible practice.
Monica Engebretson, North American Campaign Manager for Cruelty Free International said, “It is shocking that Calfornia law says its legal for shelter animals to be sold to laboratores. Historically this practice in the US has led to family pets being stolen and sold to laboratories, or lost animals being used in experiments before their families were able to claim them.”