Animals in research may seem like a one-off for shelters, but these animals are in your community and both shelters and animal advocates can play a role in helping them.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
The decades-old battle continues against Class B dealers, the for-profit middlemen who sell shelter animals to research'and are notorious for treating them inhumanely.
"Student Choice in Your State," a brochure published by The Humane Society of the United States, gives advice on lobbying for legislation that permits students to learn about biology without harming or killing animals.
A documentary called Dealing Dogs, which premiered in February 2006, shines a spotlight on the plight of the animals suffering in the system of Class B dealers.
Policies & Programs
The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association addresses ethical concerns about the transfer of live and euthanized shelter animals to veterinary and veterinary technician schools.
This Q&A addresses the conditions under which euthanized animals can be transfered to educational and research institutions.
Information from The HSUS about animals used in research experiments.