Name: Humane Research and Testing Act of 2020
Bill Number: H.R. 8633
We know that non-animal test methods can better predict human results without the needless suffering of animals. Despite this, millions of animals are used for scientific research every year in the United States.
The bipartisan Humane Research and Testing Act of 2020 would create a National Center for Advancing Non-Animal Research. This dedicated center, under the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will provide resources, funding and training to advance humane, cost-effective, and scientifically suitable non-animal methods. It will also require the NIH to outline a plan for reducing the number of animals used by federally funded researchers.
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Please support a National Center for Alternatives to Animal Research.
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to ask you to support the newly introduced Humane Research and Testing Act of 2020, H.R., 8633. This is an important piece of legislation that would create a dedicated center under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide resources, funding and training to advance humane, cost-effective, and scientifically suitable non-animal methods. In addition, this bill would carry a reporting mandate by federally funded research entities on numbers of animals used in research and testing. It would also require the NIH to outline a plan for reducing those numbers.All species are unique and react differently to different diseases, ailments, chemicals, and illnesses. As science and medicine advance, so too does our understanding of the relevancy and benefits of animal-based medical research and testing on human health outcomes. The Humane Research and Testing Act of 2020 will not just reduce animal testing and research--it will ultimately improve medical treatments for humans as they are developed using models that replicate human biology and physiology.Even though non-animal test methods have repeatedly been shown to be more cost-effective and relevant to humans, millions of animals are used in U.S. research annually. Non-animal test methods can better predict human results without the needless suffering of animals. An established Center dedicated to non-animal test methods will promote both cutting-edge and humane research. Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]