Utah legislators passed House Bill 107 amending a state law so that government-run animal shelters will no longer be forced to sell dogs and cats to laboratories upon request. Once the governor signs the bill, Utah will no longer have the dubious distinction of being one of only three states in the country that still mandate pound seizure. The new law also lengthens the required holding period for animals in shelters.
These positive changes come on the heels of a recent PETA undercover investigation inside laboratories at the University of Utah. Read more and watch video from PETA.
The Humane Society of Utah also applauds the Utah Senate’s passage of House Bill 107 sponsored by Rep. Jennifer M. Selig. Read more from HSU.
The American Anti-Vivisection Society AAVS is also pleased that the Utah State Legislature passed H.B. 107. Read their complete statement and learn more about pound seizure.