H.R. 453 Pet Safety and Protection Act

Sponsor: Charles Canady (R-FL)

Purpose: To amend the Animal Welfare Act to ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally. H.R. 453 would prohibit dealers not breeding or raising dogs and cats from selling them to research facilities.

Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock and Horticulture.

Action: SUPPORT. Write your representative and ask that he/she support H.R. 453. Tell your representative that companion animals are currently being stolen from cars at supermarkets and from people's yards to sell to a research laboratory. Dealers can earn hundreds of dollars for each dog stolen, and thousands of animals end up in medical experiments each year as a result. Tell your representative that H.R. 453 is not an anti-research bill but legislation proposed to cut down on the theft of companion animals for profit.

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