Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Beagle Bill Adopted

After many years of hard and dedicated work from a host of many people who are truly concerned about the welfare of animals, I am happy to report that the Senate and House today each enacted “Legislation To Protect Research Animals”. The Senate bill I filed gives animals used in medical and product testing experiments a life after the lab. The bill often called the “Beagle Bill” because beagles are amazingly docile and overwhelmingly selected by researchers, facilitates new relationships between research laboratories and non-profit animal rescue organizations. 

The bill heads to Governor Baker for his signature and I am so happy for those animals who can be saved and so grateful to the many individuals and organizations who stayed dedicated to the mission. Well done all.