May 13, 2010
Despite 40 years of scandal and ongoing evidence of shady acquisition practices and substandard care, some U.S. research universities and institutions continue to purchase dogs and cats from Class B dealers—middlemen who obtain pet dogs and cats from animal shelters, flea markets and other so-called "random sources.”
April 29, 2010
An advertisement running in The Johns Hopkins University student newspaper targets the school's continued relationship with Class B dealers.
February 18, 2010
Sales of pet dogs and cats from “random sources” for biomedical research may end
November 20, 2009
Wayne Pacelle asks animal lovers to take action for dogs and cats sold to research institutions by Class B dealers for use in harmful experiments
November 17, 2009
The HSUS is urging 50 research institutions to stop buying dogs and cats from “Class B” dealers. The dealers are licensed by the USDA to round up dogs and cats from animal shelters, individuals and other “random sources” and then sell them for experimentation. The HSUS released a study identifying the institutions that still purchase from these dealers.
October 23, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States praises U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, and U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., for introducing the Pet Safety and Protection Act to finally put an end to the practice of animal dealers rounding up "random source" dogs and cats — often family pets — and selling them for experimentation.
May 29, 2009
The Humane Society of the United States hails a National Academies report, which concludes that Class B dealers are not necessary to provide dogs and cats for research.
April 27, 2009
The HSUS applauds Montcalm County, Mich. for voting to end the practice of providing dogs and cats to an animal broker that sells them for research.
April 20, 2009
The HSUS applauds the Okla. State University College of Veterinary Medicine's decision to eliminate "terminal surgeries" from a surgery curriculum.
January 26, 2009
The Montcalm County, Mich. Commissioners will meet today to decide whether to continue giving pets to a Class B dealer, which then sells them for research.