May 9 –Dogs and cats used in research in Texas just got one step closer to the chance at a life after the laboratory.
In an overwhelming majority vote, HB 2490 —which will require research institutions to make their healthy dogs and cats available for adoption once they are no longer needed—has been approved by the House Committee on Public Health.
“We are very excited that Texas, which has a large number of research institutions, is willing to consider legislation to give dogs and cats in laboratories a second chance in life,” said Marcia Kramer, NAVS’ Director of Legal/Legislative Programs.
As NAVS celebrates this victory, we know there is still work to be done—both to ensure that this legislature is passed in Texas to help these animals in the short-term, and to end testing on all animals in the long-term.
If you are a Texas resident, TAKE ACTION on HB 2490 by sending your Representative a letter urging them to support this legislation, and share widely with others in your state. Time is running out on this legislative session to get this bill passed!
Nationally, you can help end cosmetics testing on animals by contacting your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to urge them to sponsor the re-introduction of the Humane Cosmetics Act.