A Right to Release: Finding forever homes for research animals.
Beagle Freedom Project’s important legislative push to enact laws that would ensure research facilities can give dogs and cats used in laboratory testing a chance at a life after research.
This is a simple, common-sense, and compassionate proposal to help rescue dogs and cats from tax-payer funded research laboratories. The legislation would facilitate a relationship between laboratories that use dogs and cats for research purposes and registered non-profit animal rescue organizations so that when the animals are no longer needed they can be placed up for public adoption.
The law is needed! There is a deficiency of law right now and the opportunity for a post-laboratory life for these animals is completely dependent on the discretion of research workers to volunteer their time to try to find these animals homes. Not surprisingly, most choose not to do so. There exists no federal or state law or regulation that addresses what is to happen to an animal when the testing ends. After all these animals have endured for human products, pharmaceuticals, and academic curiosities they deserve a chance at a real life!
In 2014 Minnesota became the first state to pass the Beagle Freedom Bill and it has been successfully implemented. In 2015 Beagle Freedom Project continued the momentum and passed this law in California, Connecticut, and Nevada. In 2016 Beagle Freedom Project is supporting the passage of similar bills in the following states and the federal ban on cosmetic testing on animals. If you live in one of these states please sign the petition, email, write, and call your representatives or personally lobby at the capital. If this bill is not in your state, take federal action and help us ban cosmetic animal-testing!
Support Illinois's Research Animal Adoption Bill
Support New York's Research Animal Adoption Bill
Support California's Research Animal Adoption Bill