Bill Would Give Class B Dealers the Boot

The Pet Safety and Protection Act, H.R. 2256 (PSPA), introduced by Reps. Mike Doyle (D-PA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), prohibits random-source Class B dealers from selling dogs and cats to laboratories for experimentation. Passage of this bill remains critically important despite the recent move by NIH noted on the previous page, as the (somewhat tentative) NIH policy change would not apply to research that is not funded by NIH, or to the supply of dogs and cats by B dealers for teaching and testing. The PSPA would ensure that this corrupt and inhumane practice is finally stopped.

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