A big “Thank you!” is due to the Gratiot County
Board of Commissioners for taking an important step toward ending the betrayal
of homeless animals in Michigan.
You may recall that this past winter, the University of
Michigan ended a cruel cat laboratory after PETA revealed that the school was purchasing homeless
cats from RR Research, a notorious Class B dealer. PETA also discovered that RR obtained many of the cats from the Gratiot County, Michigan,
animal shelter. Local citizens joined PETA in calling for reform, and the commissioners
have now passed a
resolution to strictly limit the
number of animals that it releases to RR Research.
He is of one of the cats who ended up at the University of Michigan and was killed
The End of an
Gratiot County couldn’t completely ban the release of
animals to RR because of a contract that runs through February 2014, but
the commissioners voted to release only one animal to RR in each of the
next two years. While it’s disappointing that two animals will still fall into
RR’s hands, the commissioners are making the best of a bad situation—especially
when you consider that, last year, the county animal shelter handed more than
30 animals over to that torture pimp. In addition, the county voted to end the
barbaric use of gassing as a method for euthanasia at the shelter.
Mecosta County—the only other county in the state whose
shelter was releasing
animals for use in experiments—confirmed that starting July 1, its shelter will no longer do so.
So when Gratiot County’s contract with RR expires, it will mark the
complete end of pound seizure in the state of Michigan.
How You Can Help
Animals Exploited by Animal Dealers
Please ask your congressional representatives to prohibit
Class B dealers from selling lost, abandoned, and stolen animals to
Article source: PETA Files