Protect Family Pets From Cruel Laboratory Experiments

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Target: US Representative Frank Lucas, Chairman, US House Committee on Agriculture

Goal: Stop the selling of lost and stolen dogs and cats to laboratories for experimentation

Every day helpless dogs and cats are stolen from their owners, taken from shelters, or rounded up as strays and sold to research facilities where they’re subjected to painful experimentation. This disturbing activity involves Class B animal dealers – or “random source” dealers – many of whom acquire dogs and cats through fraud or outright theft in order to sell them into a life of suffering. It is common for dealers to respond to “free to a good home” pet ads, or otherwise misrepresent themselves in order to procure animals for little cost and then sell them for hundreds of dollars each. Dealers also depend upon so-called “bunchers”, or unlicensed individuals paid to collect as many dogs and cats as possible, no questions asked.

Not only do these animals face torture at the hands of experimenters, but in order to save money, dealers often fail to provide adequate food, shelter or veterinary care for dogs and cats in their custody. Once the family pet, a dog without his tags, or a cat in a government shelter, is seen as a commodity, humane treatment of the animal vanishes. They are no longer seen as living, feeling creatures, but merely a means to a paycheck. PETA’s undercover investigations have demonstrated that abuse at the hands of dealers is not only a fact, but frequently goes unpunished. While it is the responsibility of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to license Class B dealers, sadly, for a small fee, anyone may be licensed.

In an attempt to eliminate this heinous practice and remove the financial incentive behind it, Congress introduced the Pet Safety and Protection Act (H.R. 2224). This bill, which amends the Animal Welfare Act, would make it illegal for Class B dealers to sell random source cats and dogs to research facilities. On June 3, 2013 the bill was referred to the House Agricultural Committee, where it remains today. Without your support the Pet Safety and Protection Act will likely die. Please urge Representative Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, to move this important bill forward so we can put an end to the cruelty and lies.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chairman Lucas,

We were distressed to learn that lost and stolen family pets are often sold to research laboratories by Class B animal dealers for cruel experiments. Frequently, the techniques used by these “random source” dealers to acquire dogs and cats are fraudulent and the treatment of the animals inhumane.

While the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) has failed to protect innocent pets from the unscrupulous activities of dealers, the Pet Safety and Protection Act, H.R. 2224, closes a loophole in the AWA and ensures that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally. We therefore urge you to move the Pet Safety and Protection Act to the House floor and support the bill in a vote. End the Class B trade and stop the abuse and deception once and for all.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. This is happening in the city I live in. It is really scary. The people need to be caught and prosecuted. May all the animals they have stolen and tortured that have died Rest In Peace now. I am so sorry that their human families have to grieve their loss because of these obvious sick individuals.

  2. I am aware of this and it hurts to the core. Some people are cruel and only care for themselves. These crazy people who take these animals to labortories knows the demand, and as long as the demand from these experimenters it will not stop. There are levels of people in this world the low level who leech animals for money, and the people who are paid to torture animals to feed their insatiable appeties. Satan must love his people like these, I guess he promised them a life of bed of roses but in the end they will be tormented not by their own consciousness but the boomerang that that comes to get them.

  3. non a la barbarie nazie qui non aucun principes pour nos freres et soeurs d autres éspèces.

  4. Angel Portillo says:

    This is plain Evil. I Wish these individuals who do such Evil Acts against Animals face a Worse Fate then the ones they are inflicting.

  5. Experimentalists have to stop immediately these kind of infantile, cruel and barbaric tests on living creatures by apply strongest justice to them – SEND THEM TO THE WORKLESS ONLY !

    Animal testing is unnecessary and the results unreliable. This has been proven.
    So these establishments are just a means for monsters to torture and kill animals.
    In the 21st century do we really believe this is furthering our knowledge at all?
    Absolutely not! This is murder for murder’s sake and UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED SOCIETIES.

    WHICH AUTHORITY IS ABLE TO EFFORD SICK ABUSES LIKE THIS ?

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG AND UNACCEPTABLE !!!
    THE LAW IS TO CHANGE AND HAVE TO STOP THAT UNHUMANE ACTING !

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE ??

    Normaltive ethic includes the claim on generally liability.

    DEFORMED MONSTERS SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS. THEY DISTURB FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!
    People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

    DEFORMED MONSTERS SHOULD BE LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS. THEY DISTURB FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

  6. These so called researchers are well aware of the nonsensical researches using animals but they are so immune to the devastating suffering of innocent animals that they just continue down this senseless suffering useless brutally because they believe that they are above all levels of authorities! You are brutal cruel inhumane low life that must be stopped. I hope that someone catch one of you and keep you in a cage for the rest of your vile life!! Research using animals is barbaric nonsensical and downright cruel. Change your behaviour or have it changed for you you criminals.

  7. Debbie Bemister says:

    Animal experimentation is so wrong on so many levels, I just do not know where to begin. These so-called “scientists” are supposed to be educated, respected pillars of society, but they are no better than the felon who runs a dog fighting ring. These evil “scientists” who commit these atrocities against animals inflict equal, if not more, suffering upon these beautiful, innocent sentient beings than the low life ghetto scum animal abuser. There is something horrifically wrong with the human race if we really believe that animals in laboratories is morally correct. My awareness of the intrinsic cruelty of the human race of which I am sadly a part of crushes my soul to nothing.

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