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Help Keep Lost and Stolen Dogs and Cats Out of Labs!

Across the United States each year, a small handful of Class B animal dealers—also known as "random source" dealers—acquire dogs and cats who may have been stolen from yards, picked up on the streets, taken from animal shelters, or obtained fraudulently from well-intentioned people who place "free to a good home" ads.

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These dealers turn around and sell thousands of these dogs and cats—many of whom were once someone's best friend—to laboratories, where they are cut into, poisoned, and killed in cruel experiments.

The National Institutes of Health and the National Research Council have endorsed an end to the random source system and Congress has introduced the Pet Safety and Protection Act of 2011 (H.R. 2256) to prohibit Class B dealers from selling animals to laboratories. 

TAKE ACTION NOW! Use the form below to ask your congressional representatives to co-sponsor and support H.R. 2256 and help end the selling of lost, abandoned, and stolen animals to laboratories.


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