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Originally Posted: March 9, 2013

Support Minnesota State Legislation to Release Lab Dogs to Animal Rescue Organizations

FROM Beagle Freedom Project

ACTION

Tell Minnesota Legislators to SUPPORT S.F. 1164. The bill proposes that any research institution that receives state support must offer dogs and cats that are being used for testing purposes, whose research does not require them being destroyed at the termination of the test, be offered for adoption through an animal rescue organization.

Please contact all of the Committe Members listed below:

Committee on Higher Education

Chair: Terri E. Bonoff
(651) 296-4314
sen.terri.bonoff@senate.mn

Vice Chair: Greg D. Clausen
(651) 296-4120
sen.greg.clausen@senate.mn

Ranking Minority Member: Jeremy R. Miller
(651) 296-5649
sen.jeremy.miller@senate.mn

Committee Members:

Kent Eken
(651) 296-3205
sen.kent.eken@senate.mn

Michelle L. Fischbach
(651) 296-2084
sen.michelle.fischbach@senate.mn

Susan Kent
(651) 296-4166
http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/member_emailform.php?mem_id=1215&ls=

Tony Lourey
(651) 296-0293
sen.tony.lourey@senate.mn

Julianne E. Ortman
(651) 296-4837
sen.julianne.ortman@senate.mn

Branden Petersen
(651) 296-3733
sen.branden.petersen@senate.mn

Eric R. Pratt
(651-296-4123
sen.eric.pratt@senate.mn

Kathy Sheran
(651) 296-6153
sen.kathy.sheran@senate.mn

Dan Sparks
(651) 296-9248
sen.dan.sparks@senate.mn

Patricia Torres Ray
(651) 296-4274
http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/member_emailform.php?mem_id=1151&ls=

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

THE TEXT OF THE BILL

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. [136A.221] RESEARCH DOGS AND CATS.

(a) A higher education research facility that receives public money, including tax-exempt status, or a facility that provides research in collaboration with a higher education facility that confines dogs or cats for science or research purposes and plans on destroying a dog or cat used for science or research purposes, must first offer the dog or cat to an animal rescue organization. A facility that is required to offer dogs or cats to an animal rescue organization under this section may enter into an agreement with the animal rescue organization to protect the facility.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "animal rescue organization" means any nonprofit organization incorporated for the purpose of rescuing animals in need and finding permanent, adoptive homes for the animals.

Sample Email
Re: Research Dogs and Cats; S.F. 1164

Dear Senator (Insert Name),

My name is (insert your name) and I am writing you in support of S.F. 1164 which will appear before the Senate Higher Education Committee. The bill proposes that any research institution that receives state support must offer dogs and cats that are being used for testing purposes, whose research does not require them being destroyed at the termination of the test, be offered for adoption through an animal rescue organization.
There is nothing controversial about this bill. It simply offers that the animals used for testing, rather than be euthanized at the end of their tests, be given a chance for a normal life outside the laboratory.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this issue. I hope you will support S.F. 1164 and give these few dogs and cats a chance at a life after testing.

Sincerely... 


Thank you for everything you do for animals!


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