Ask Your Representative to End the Sale of Pets to Labs
Mar 07, 2014 • Action Alerts
Ask Your Representative to End the Sale of Pets to Labs

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) contains a loophole that allows dealers to purchase cats and dogs from “random sources” (such as auctions or flea markets), acquire them from “Free to a good home” ads – or even pick them up off the street – and sell them to laboratories.

The Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 2224), co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Doyle (PA) and Rep. Chris Smith (NJ), would make it illegal for these USDA-licensed “Class B dealers” to continue this practice.

Under the inadequate care of a Class B dealer, cats and dogs are often left to suffer without veterinary care, sufficient food, clean water, safe cages, or protection from extreme weather – all of this before they are sold to labs for large sums of money and subsequently used in research and testing.

Take Action

Please contact your representative and urge them to co-sponsor the Pet Safety and Protection Act with this form, and put an end to this unconscionable “business.” It will only take seconds.