Good News For Animals In Michigan!Animalearn is happy to report that on August 1, 2009, Michigan’s Montcalm County officially ended its contract with R&R Research, a USDA-licensed Class B dealer that sells animals to research facilities. On April 27, 2009 the Montcalm County Board of Commissioners voted 6-3 to end the release of its shelter animals to R&R Research.
Also, on April 7, 2009, Osceola County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a recommendation to end the release of animals from its pound to research.
Michigan is home to three of the ten remaining random source Class B dealers in the country, yet only two counties continue to provide animals from pounds to these dealers.
What You Can Do:
If you are a Michigan resident, please urge your state legislators to support a statewide ban on pound seizure.