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.