Dogs and cats used for research, like all companion animals, deserve a chance to spend the rest of their lives in loving homes. Advocates like you helped pass a bill in the Oregon Senate that would make this happen—and now you can do the same in the House!
The Senate unanimously approved SB 638, which would require a research facility that uses cats and dogs for scientific research to take steps to provide for the adoption of a dog or cat who is no longer needed for that purpose. A research facility will be required to enter into an agreement with an animal rescue organization to arrange for an adoption. The bill has been sent to the House for their approval.
The public hearing before the Oregon House Committee on Judiciary will be held on May 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
You can support this bill by submitting written testimony or by attending the hearing in person. To submit written testimony, email your written comments to the House Committee on Judiciary, preferably by Wednesday, May 1. Late submissions will go into the record but will not be considered by the committee prior to the hearing.
If you would be willing to testify on behalf of this bill in person, you can attend the committee hearing in the state Capitol in Salem, in Room HR E at 1:00 pm. It is helpful to submit written testimony, even if you plan to attend.
Don’t miss this opportunity to tell the House Committee on Judiciary that you care about what happens to animals used in research. Let them know that you believe that adopting an animal into a loving home is a far better solution than euthanizing an otherwise healthy animal.
Please forward this email to friends and family members in Oregon to help make this lifesaving legislation the law!
Thank you for speaking up on behalf of the animals