Homeless Dogs and Cats Being Sold to Labs: HELP!

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Posted November 10, 2011 by

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Did you know that every year, countless homeless dogs and cats end up being sold into the animal testing industry?

That’s right—as if abandoned, lost, or stolen animals don’t have it hard enough living on the streets or in animal shelters, they sometimes end up on laboratory tables to be used in disease experiments, chemical tests, and more.

Across the United States each year, a small handful of Class B animal dealers—also known as “random source” dealers—acquire dogs and cats who may have been stolen from yards, picked up on the streets, taken from animal shelters, or obtained fraudulently from well-intentioned people who place “free to a good home” ads.

These dealers turn around and sell thousands of these dogs and cats—many of whom were once someone’s best friend—to laboratories.

Take action NOW! Click here to send a message to your U.S. senators and representatives asking them to support the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 2256), which would prohibit Class B dealers from selling animals to laboratories.

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