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
Information from The HSUS about animals used in research experiments.
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.