Michigan: Support Teddy’s Law, HB 4881 and HB 4882
Please support Teddy’s Law to provide an opportunity for dogs and cats to be adopted as pets once their use in a research laboratory has ended. HB 4881 would require dogs and cats used as research subjects, and not euthanized at the end of the experiment, to be adopted out through state-registered animal protection shelters in Michigan. Local animal organizations are experienced in conducting behavioral and medical evaluations to ensure animals are placed in the best possible home environment.
In addition, HB 4882 would require Michigan labs that use dogs and cats to report basic information—such as the number of animals euthanized and adopted each year. Currently, labs are only required to report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the total number Animal Welfare Act-covered animals used each year and the level of pain experienced by each animal. This simple requirement would help ensure compliance with the adoption policy.
Please take a moment to contact your Michigan House Representative and urge them to support Teddy's Law, HB 4881/HB 4882 using the form below. Editing your message will help it stand out.