Congress Considers Dog Protection Law

Dogs used for research could not be illegally obtained if dog protection law passes.

Posted: March 30, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

Congress is considering legislation that would amend the current animal welfare act to ensure that all dogs and cats used in research facilities are obtained legally.

The legislation, commonly known as the 2007 Pet Safety and Protection Act, was introduced in the Senate on Feb. 28 by Sen. Daniel Akata, D-HI and in the House on March 1 by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA).

The legislation would protect dogs and cats from unscrupulous dealers who obtain unclaimed animals from animal shelters, newspaper ads or through illegal means.

The 2007 Pet Safety and Protection Act would:

  • Prohibit “random source” Class B animal dealers and unlicensed individuals from selling dogs and cats to laboratories.
  • Prevent stray dogs and cats, which could be lost pets, from being sold to laboratories.
  • Permit breeders (Class A dealers) to supply animals to laboratories.
  • Permit research facilities that breed animals to supply them to other research facilities.
  • Permit registered public pounds that receive animals turned in by their owners to provide these animals to research facilities.
  • Permit individuals to donate their own animals to laboratories for research purposes.

The new regulations would take effect 90 days after signed into law. Anyone found to be breaking the law would be subject to a $1,000 fine per violation. A vote on the legislation has not yet been scheduled for either chamber of Congress.


JOIN CLUB DOG NOW

2 of 2 Comments View All 2 Comments

Give us your opinion Give us your opinion on Congress Considers Dog Protection Law

User Avatar

Debra   Gloucester, NJ

10/7/2007 9:52:24 PM

This is so absolutely ridiculous that our so
called
"government" even allows animal research, period!! I mean why??!! There are plenty of other ways to do research that does not involve hurting, torturing and abusing innocent, loving animals!!!! It really, really just makes me sick that people do these things to these poor animals! Especially, since animals are so not like humans, so they do not even give them the same results as it would be on humans!! So, what is the point?! Really, is it just fulfilling sick, twisted people's thoughts?! I think YES!!! I hate all the people in this world that torture animals, I wish that it was them instead!!!!!!! I wish it was the "government" that it was being done to
also!!

Thank you for allowing me to speak my
mind!!!

GOD BLESS ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL, LOVING, INNOCENT DOGS & CATS THAT ARE BEING HELD AGAINST THEIR WILL AND HURT PURPOSEFULLY BY STUPID, IDIOTIC, HORRIBLE, SICK IN THE HEAD, LOW-LIFE, NOT EVEN
"PEOPLE"!!!!!!!
REMEMBER, WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND!!!!!!!!!

User Avatar

Lisa   Santa Maria, CA

6/16/2007 2:45:10 PM

I think that this is a wonderful article and the fines ought to be alot higher when people are caught doing this and for the fines to keep going up with each offense!!! There ought to be imprsonment with severe cases.

Login to get points for commenting or write your comment below

 
First Name : Email :
International :
City : State :

Captcha Image


Get New Captcha


Top Products

ADS BY GOOGLE