Who would ever think that it would be necessary to rescue shelter pets from ending up in animal testing laboratories? Your local shelter, the one where you may have adopted a dog or brought in a lost dog you saved from the streets, could be selling pets to research labs and medical facilities for testing and experimentation. Certain States have in the past required that pets not adopted be sent to labs (Iowa*, Minnesota, Ohio*, Oklahoma, Utah). Oklahoma still does.
You might be thinking, this is ridiculous, how could such a practice be legal. It’s not something you see advertised anywhere as part of a shelter’s function. Yet it is legal — in more than 30 States. How long has this been going on? How can we end it?
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