Michigan: Help Dogs and Cats Get Adopted After Life in the Laboratory

Michigan: Help Dogs and Cats Get Adopted After Life in the Laboratory

Name of Bill: Teddy’s Law

Bill Number: HB 4881 and HB 4882

Healthy dogs and cats who were once used in research deserve the opportunity to be adopted into loving homes, and new legislation introduced in Michigan would give them that chance.

HB 4881 and HB 4882, collectively “Teddy’s Law,” would require research facilities that no longer have a use for a dog or cat to offer the animal to a rescue or animal shelter for eventual adoption. Additionally, research facilities would need to submit an annual report to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that includes information about the animals adopted in the preceding year.   

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Please support "Teddy's Law" to help dogs and cats used in research

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask you to vote favorably for HB 4881 and HB 4882, collectively known as "Teddy's Law," which would give dogs and cats used in research a chance at the life all companion animals deserve by requiring testing facilities offer them up for adoption when they are no longer needed for research. There is also an annual reporting requirement. The bill does provide an exception for dogs or cats who pose a health or safety risk to the public.

Currently, many dogs and cats used in research are routinely euthanized when laboratories no longer need them. This flies in the face of the deep bond that we have developed with these animals and is a particularly cruel ending to a life that knew little more than poking, prodding and testing. The bipartisan "Teddy's Law" will direct laboratories to give their dog and cat test subjects a chance at happier lives beyond the lab.

Please support passage of HB 4881 and HB 4882 to give dogs and cats that have spent their lives as test subjects a chance at loving homes.

Thank you for your consideration.

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