Take Action to Put Animals Back in the Animal Welfare Act!
Science has confirmed that animals, including rats, mice, and birds, feel pain, fear, distress, and joy—they feel it for themselves and they feel it for each other. Without coverage by the AWA, these sensitive and sentient animals can be tested upon without any relief from pain. In fact, testing on animals not protected by the AWA is not even required to be reported by research facilities. Nor are researchers required to find alternatives to unnecessary suffering for these animals.
Please contact your legislators now to ask them to co-sponsor HR 6693, Representative Connolly’s bill—and urge them to put animals back in the Animal Welfare Act.