THE PUPPY YOU SEE WAS BURNED ALIVE-To test the effects of burns. It was done at a teaching hospital. Class B dealers are licensed by the USDA to buy, house, and sell "random source" dogs to labs for animal research. What is a "random source" dog? It could be one that's bought from an animal shelter (a practice called pound seizure) or obtained from a newspaper ad. Or it could be any dog that goes missing, even your dog. There are ten Class B dealers operating today %u2014 in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina . Congress is considering legislation that could shut them all down. Please Sign And Support Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 3907)-Class B dealers selling companion pets for experiments
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Carol Browner, White House energy and environmental policy tsar Nancy Sutley, White House council on environmental quality
Please Enforce the Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 3907). This bill will ensure that companion dogs and cats will not be used in experiments. Class B dealers collect dogs and cats from a variety of sources to sell to researchers. Some of these animals are acquired through fraud and deception (e.g., Class B dealePlease Sign And Support Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 3907)-Class B dealers selling companion pets for experiments rs respond to %u201Cfree to good home" ads, Craigslist (has a lot of free to good home dogs and cats,), and even steal them from people's yards and trap cats. Lost companion animals whose families are searching for them may wind up being used in experiments. Class B dealers routinely violate the Animal Welfare Act. They are required to keep records to show that they acquired the animals legally, but many falsify those records to hide the true sources of the dogs and cats they sell. The conditions under which these animals are kept are horrendous. The dealers fail to provide adequate food, water, veterinary care, and shelter. The Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 3907) will end this abuse-ridden system and give families peace of mind that their dogs and cats will not wind up in research. We The Undersigned Support Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 3907)
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