Ask Your Members of Congress to Support the Pet Safety and Protection Act

U.S. Capitol

Please take a moment to contact your members of Congress and ask them to support the Pet Safety and Protection Act, a bill to protect companion animals from illegal use in laboratory experiments by prohibiting "Class B" dealers licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from selling "random source" dogs and cats for use in research.

We have provided some text for you, but we encourage you to personalize your message to make it stand out. If you decide to write your own email, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

  • I am writing as a constituent to urge you to co-sponsor H.R. 2224, the Pet Safety and Protection Act.
  • Class B dealers gather dogs and cats through dishonest means, including stealing family pets, responding to "free to a good home" advertisements, and dealing illegally with animal shelters.
  • Class B dealers have an extremely poor record of animal cruelty.
  • Animals obtained by Class B dealers are often kept in filthy conditions and deprived of food, water, shelter, and veterinary care.
  • The National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health have stated that random source dogs and cats are unnecessary for scientific research.
  • Please support H.R. 2224 and do everything you can to ensure its passage.

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