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|Originally Posted: 27 April 2010|
End Pound Seizure in Minnesota
Minnesota Residents: Tell your Legislators to support a ban on pound seizure. Minnesota and Oklahoma are the only two states with pound seizure laws in effect. (Pound Seizure: "any animal in a publicly funded shelter for more than five days can be claimed by a licensed institution for experimentation purposes.")
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
And Then There Were Two...
Last month Utah legislators overwhelmingly passed legislation
eliminating mandatory pound seizure, and on March 27, 2010, the
governor of Utah signed the bill into law. While the law
unfortunately does not ban pound seizure outright, it does state
that animal shelters are no longer required to turn over
unclaimed cats and dogs to research institutions for
So...now it's just Oklahoma and Minnesota with mandatory
pound seizure laws. Yep, just us and the good ol' boys. We are
working to ban pound seizure in Minnesota and you can help. If
you haven't already done so, please visit End Pound Seizure
Minnesota, read about this issue, and sign the petition. You can
also support the cause by purchasing ID tags like the one
pictured above and other Ban Pound Seizure message wear for your
furry friends at ARC's store, Ethique Nouveau.
Please help us ensure that animal shelters do what they're supposed to do: provide a haven for lost and homeless dogs and cats. Let's not be the very last state in the union to require pound seizure! Sign the petition now!
Thank you for everything you do for animals!