Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Beagle Bill Accord Gives Life After The Lab
I am very pleased to share with you that an accord has been reached between parties - the Massachusetts Society for
Medical Research and the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, on my bill to establish an adoption process for former research animals.
I testified today before a legislative committee at the State House hearing my bill, an Act Protecting Research Animals, otherwise known as the "Beagle Bill" and I announced to the committee that we now have secured the support of all parties.
I have been working to bring these organizations, who have not previously seen issue eye-to-eye, to the table. After months of steady progress a new consensus among the parties was made public.
Dogs and other animals involved in research in Massachusetts make tremendous sacrifices to save our lives and make us healthier. We have a moral imperative to give them the opportunity for life after the lab.