Ban Pound Seizure in Minnesota

Pound seizure is the sale or release of unclaimed dogs and cats from publicly funded pounds and shelters to laboratories for experimentation. Only three states in the U.S. - Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Utah - still legally require that pounds and shelters turn over unclaimed animals for experimentation if requested by a registered research facility.

Difficult as it is to imagine, healthy dogs and cats who once lived in someone's home like your own are confined to laboratory cages where they will be killed after being used in painful and sometimes long-term experiments.

Lost or homeless animals should either be put up for adoption or humanely euthanized, not released to laboratories. Pounds and shelters exist to spare animals from pain and misery, not deliver them to it. It's a matter of trust. And pound seizure is the ultimate betrayal.
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