Help animals in Massachusetts laboratories


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Two good bills are making their through the Massachusetts legislature that could give dogs and cats who are used for research a chance to find loving homes once their time in the research laboratory has come to an end.

H.2454 and H.3232, filed by Representatives Carolyn Dykema and Michelle DuBois, would require research institutions and product testing facilities to make healthy dogs and cats available for adoption instead of euthanizing them when they are no longer needed by the facility.

Currently, federal law regulates the care and use of research animals while they are in the laboratory, but does not offer any protection to the animal once the research project ends. Your voice is crucial in giving dogs and cats used for research a chance to live in loving homes.

TAKE ACTION
Please take a moment to call your state representative and state senator now. Look up your legislators' phone numbers. You can say, "As your constituent who cares about the welfare of animals, I urge you to support H.2454 and H.3232 which would help facilitate the adoption of dogs and cats no longer needed for scientific research purposes."

After your call, use the form below to send a follow-up message. Editing your message will help it stand out.

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Your Message

Dear Legislator,

As your constituent who cares about the welfare of animals, I ask that you support H.2454 and H.3232 -- two good bills that would require research institutions and product testing facilities to make healthy dogs and cats available for adoption instead of euthanizing them when they are no longer needed by the facility.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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This action alert is for U.S. residents. International advocates, please visit Humane Society International.