The Rhode Island State Senate will soon consider H. 7414 and we need your help opposing this bill.
H. 7414 would mandate that animal research institutions work with third party adoption organizations to find homes for dogs and cats upon completion of studies. If you are a Rhode Island resident, we urge you to please contact the Senate President, Majority Leader, and members of the Senate Environment and Agriculture CommitteeTODAYto OPPOSEH. 7414. You can click here to send a pre-written message or you can send your own message and simply copy/paste the following addresses into the “To:” section of your email:
This bill requires that academic institutions and those who collaborate with them adopt out dogs and cats no longer needed in research, despite the fact that such adoptions are already regularly conducted by institutions and with great success. H. 7414 presents a solution in search of a non-existent problem. Should the bill become law, more arduous restrictions on animal research, such as limits on the length of studies, overly burdensome reporting requirements, and expansion of coverage to include other species of animals becomes inherently more probable. These attempts have been seen in other states.
Please take a moment to send a letter of opposition using NABR’s Voter Voice system and encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same. It doesn’t take long and will help push for defeat of H. 7414. Even if you don’t live in Rhode Island you can still help by sharing this alert with people you know in the state.