Legislation

Paws Up for Kinder Laws

Make your voice heard! Urge your legislators to support laws that will protect and save animals from cruel experiments. Every law passed gets us one step closer to ending animal research for good.

Save Pets from Experiments

You can help ensure our beloved companion animals don’t end up in labs across the United States.

Urge your legislators to support the Pet Safety and Protection Act (PSPA) (H.R. 3187, 117th), a Federal bill recently reintroduced to Congress by Representatives Mike Doyle (D-PA-18) and Chris Smith (R-NJ-4).

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State Bills

CA S.B. 252: The Protection of Dogs and Cats from Unnecessary Testing Act

Bill S.B. 252 would protect dogs and cats from being poisoned in toxicological experiments—experiments testing the toxicity of a drug, a pesticide, a biowarfare agent, or another type of toxin on a living organism to see what reactions there may be. 

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H.B. 4881–4882

Michigan’s H.B. 4881–4882 is the first bill of its kind. Not only is it a post-research adoption effort, it goes further by requiring labs to track where the adoptable animals end up to ensure they’re given legitimate chances of retirement.

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A00363

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal (D-NY) introduced A00636, which would strengthen New York’s existing post-research adoption law by adding a reporting requirement for higher education research facilities. 

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Stay tuned! We’re working on something really exciting with Rep. Zach Hudson that we can’t wait to share with you.

Legislative News

The Latest Victories for Animals in Labs

Resources

Countries all over the world are passing laws to protect animals from the unethical, ineffective status quo of animal experimentation.

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Your legislators are more likely to support laws that will protect and save animals from cruel experiments when they hear what’s important to you. Every animal-friendly law passed gets us one step closer to ending animal research for good.

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Frances Chrzan, Legislative & Public Policy Associate for Rise for Animals, works with federal and state legislative offices to advance animal protection policy regarding animal experimentation. If you have a question or comment about our policy work, get in touch with Frances.

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